Thursday, July 31, 2008

Star-Ledger woes has meaning for young reporters

In an industry where weekly reporters moving on to dailies has become more and more scarce, The Courier has a continued history of good young reporters starting here, improving and moving on to bigger and better. It is not about comparisons between other publications, because every publication is unique and important in the bigger picture in its own right.

But reporters at Courier basically knock themsleves out here their first year or year-and-a-half just out of school. Subsequently, whether it is print or digital journalism, public relations or advertising, there has always been a level to move up to that may have been competitive but was not unattainable. Of course, in any media operation in New Jersey, the "dream job" for a young reporter is ultimately working at The Star-Ledger.

On her blog, Courier Senior Staff Writer Alyssa Passeggio talks about some concerns in the industry when something like a Star-Ledger is showing signs of fatigue. What is the future of print? I have no idea. I do think it will be around, but after a facelift that will have a lot to do with the direction of Online journalism. I do beleive Online publications will end up, somehow, being the way of the future. But just what that future is going to look like from a news perspective is another subject altogether.

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