By Allen Murabayashi
Middle-aged, financial journalist Felix Salmon stirred the pot on Monday with the following tweet:
Advice for budding journalists, from @felixsalmon. (tl;dr: don’t do it!) http://t.co/lJmQ02MdNT
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) February 9, 2015
His longer post states that although we are living in a golden age of journalism, the future for young journalists is a bleak one, and they would be smart to avoid it for the following reasons:
- There is an explosion of talented writers online, many more from non-traditional journalism paths, which thereby makes the industry incredibly competitive for not much pay.
- The “Platform” problem which makes every human a