The sorry state of career journalism in 2013.

Following my last couple of posts, here’s a quick link to an exchange between the Atlantic Magazine and journalist Nate Thayer looking to solicit his professional services for an article the Atlantic wanted to publish.

It’s in the same ballpark as my two pieces. Noel Coward once sung ‘Don’t Put Your Daughter On The Stage, Mrs. Worthington’. Don’t put your daughter through a journalism degree, Mrs. Worthington, is what he’d be singing if he was alive today. Waste. Of. Money.

My thoughts on this matter are best put forward by author Harlan Ellison in this truly great YouTube video.

Rise again... work for free!
Rise again… work for free!


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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