I have always loved writing and telling stories through writing. This is what made me fascinated with journalism. That you are not just telling a story, but it is often newsworthy. But I was never encouraged to head down that path. Always told there was no jobs in journalism.
That was over 10 years ago I heard that and was discouraged again. So what has happened the last 10 years? No new hirings in journalism?
I stuck to blogging, just for the sake of writing and telling stories.
It wasn’t until I met some hardship. Coming to a country that deemed me unemployable I felt I had nothing to lose. On top of that, I had watched every documentary on Hunter S. Thompson and started reading his works. It was his no-bullshit attitude that inspired me to do what I should’ve done years ago – become a journalist.
Luckily it is often never too late.
Totally Gonzo – Rory Feehan Student of HST – Read it
If you have any questions regarding Gonzo, this is the guy to ask.
Totally Gonzo – Rory Feehan  – Gonzo Philosophy – Read it
It’s a philosophy I try to learn from, use as my own vehicle to grow and challenge what also HST mistrusted a lot, objective journalism.
Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling on Where Good Ideas Come From – Read it
Wise words from a wise man. And I understand where he comes from when he at the ends says, [...] and I bleed. That is how I feel too when working on a news story or some kind of column. I know what I want to say, but to put it in words, typed, is not always a pleasant experience to get though, until the end.
A Note on Graphic Journalism – Read it
An interesting thought indeed. I never thought that graphic journalism would be a thing, but then looking at what Ralph Steadman added to Gonzo Journalism, this guy has a good point.
The kind of journalism we need is changing, but can journalists make the transition? – Read it
This pretty much sums up the whole issue journalism is dealing with now. Most of the information that is reported is already readily available. What readers deserve and want is more in-depth analysis. Unfortunately, some of the old dinosaurs in journalism think analysis is something only senior journos can handle and it’s too subjective. With views like that, no wonder journalism is struggling when the evolution of journalism is held back.
Suddenly everyone wants New Yorker style content. Only one catch: Who is going to write it? – Read it
The second last paragraph pretty much sums up the main growing issue in Journalism. No one wants to continue to educate new journalists.
Inside Hunter S. Thompson’s FBI file – Read it
This is what happens if you decide to challenge the status quo.
False balance may silence coverage of moderate views: study – Read it
Also known as objective journalism. Portrayed as being objective, but it just dilutes reality, the facts and the truth.
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