Almost everyone working within journalism today feels the economic uncertainty that is challenging the industry. Many of us are worried about our jobs, our incomes… and our ability to do accurate, influential work.
But let us back up for a moment, and think about an industry without such troubles. Let’s take concerns about “how to make money online” or how to avoid newsroom cutbacks off the table.
As the Internet has accelerated economic chaos within the journalism business, it has created new publishing opportunities for individual reporters. Now, you can go on your own, explore your passions, and have your work become the focus of a 24/7 community.
But would you want to? Assuming you could make as comfortable a living as a solo blogger as a newsroom reporter, which would you pick?
Please take a moment to share in the comments your vision for an ideal job in journalism.