What Are You Waiting For?
“Journalism clearly beats working, that doesn’t need much explaining. How to make sure you have enough to eat and live while you do? Perpetuate journalism often, on as many platforms, for as many people as you can. Don’t wait for permission — find your story and prosecute it to the fullest.”
—David Carr (1956-2015), journalist, author and media critic, mentoring a young journalist, 2015
• Editorial Comment: Doesn’t that start your engines?
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