As the newspaper industry piles on more losses and fires back with cut-backs, there are many former food writers, columnists and sports reporters fleeing. Jim Romenesko at Poynter.org has started getting stories on the entry-level pay and veteren salaries from journalists in America. These letters will serve as a warning for students contemplating a newspaper career.
This is your salvation, newspaper employees who want to get out and have a reasonably happy lifestyle. With salaries of $16,000 to $20,000 a year, a good grasp of English, some basic computer awareness, and the magic of the Web, you could take jobs back from India in the outsourcing area. Work at a helpdesk and make $30,000 or more here in the USA. Imade my great escape a few years ago from a major league paper where I had worked for more than 15 years. I’m in I.T. now and am working just nine-hour days, Monday through Friday. In my spare time,I blog about new and old media on my new MacBook at Starbucks. What stories do you have of old and new media? This is an historic time we are experiencing.