Open Letter to the Journalism Community

One of my best journalism buds, a talented young professional, has been struggling to find a job as hard and longer than I have been. He’s decided to give up and restart the search in another industry. I wish him the best, but that’s really discouraging. Older members of the journalism community need to understand that age doesn’t equal wisdom and experience doesn’t equal talent. If you all gave us youngins a chance, you’d realize we can improve the industry and have just as much or more to offer then you do. So shame on you editors hiring for jobs we can easily do and dismissing us so easily.