Kathy Cooney Dodds of Writing North Idaho blog tells of a pleasant break at a local Starbucks, drinking green tea and reading her two favorite sections of the New York Times: "Statistics show print media is struggling , subscriptions and readership are down. Many reasons are cited , not the least being the immergence of the internet. But yesterday while browsing the paper, I thought how newspapers once provided fertile ground for young writers to hone their skill. Learning to work with an editor, rewriting and editing a story, and the pressure to meet a copy deadline. I thought of my own long ago days when I was one of those young writers just out of college , and was hired to write feature stories for a community newspaper in Southern California. The editor stressed what my journalism instructors did about writing a news story, the importance of five W's and H - Who, What, Where , When, Why and How. More here. (Photo: Writing North Idaho)
Question: Did you ever consider a career in journalism?