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So you want to be a journalist…

Sans Serif has 12-and-a-half rules to be a good journalist. They are good advice to aspiring journalists and I think I have followed most of them, but the half rule, if possible marry outside the profession, is plain wrong, in my experience.

I married a reporter from a rival paper many years ago and don’t think anyone else would have put up with the irregular hours and sudden changes of plans. Only another journalists is likely to believe you when you telephone from a party to say you will be late because you are doing an interview and will have to write it up afterwards.

Via Howard Owens who, like me, broke the half rule and and is glad he did.

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    I cherry picked my own newsroom 🙂