So You Want to Be a Journalist

From the animated skit, “So You Want to Be a Journalist,” by BrooklynLee (full video posted below):

“I would like to make a difference. I would like to meet the president. I want to work for the New York Times.”

“Would you like to write about pork-belly futures for a trade magazine based in Topeka, Kansas?”

“No. I would like to write for the New York Times. I want to live in a big apartment in Greenwich Village and go to cool restaurants every night with my exciting friends, like on TV.”

“Would you like to live in your parents’ basement and work for the local weekly on a contract basis without health benefits?”

“No. I would like to write for the New York Times….”

Never have I been so amused by something that is so painful professionally. The last lines of dialogue pretty much say it all.

“The newspaper business that you dream of is dying. Do you even read the newspaper?”

“Of course I read the newspaper. I love the New York Times.”

“Do you have a subscription?”

“No. Why would I pay money for a subscription? I read it for free online…”

So You Want to Be a Journalist
by: BrooklynLee

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2 Comments

  1. Good stuff, Kevin!

  2. Thanks for looking in, Dawnie.

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