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My Publish2 entry.

So there’s this contest I’ve decided to enter since it’s something I think about constantly: the “I Am the Future of Journalism” contest, being put on by Publish2.

The way it works is that you submit an entry where you can write text, create a video and a slideshow to convince people out there that you are the future of journalism. Then others get to decide if you made your point by voting for you.

It’s kind of interesting, because the person who wins gets a job with the company. That’s one way of doing it, right?

I doubt I’ll win or even make it the final 10 entries. After all, I’m one of hundreds of journalists, and all of these journalists have similar ideas.

But I figure I’ve got nothing to lose.

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I’m going to start blogging about journalism.

The title of this blog, “Journalistic Rants and Raves,” has never actually lived up to its name.

But after recent decisions have changed the trajectory of my path (at least for a while), I will, as of this coming Monday, have more free time on my hands. In other words, I decided to take a temporary leave from the Sagebrush. And in even simpler terms, I quit.

This decision will be fully explained in a later blog post…I’m going to be good and stick to the title: blogging about journalism.

With the Sagebrush out of the picture for a while, I’m going to have a lot more time to figure out why I’m going into this business, and I plan on sharing those thoughts with the world – or rather, the two or so people who read this blog.

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Thoughts about my future in the journalism industry.

I like to think that I have a chance in this business. I like to think that when I graduate, someone will look at me and think, “Hey, that kid has potential. She’s worth taking a risk on.”
I read about layoffs at several news organizations. I read things like angryjournalist.com with posts from people who are disenchanted with this business. Just yesterday, I received a letter in my RGJ e-mail about how Gannett is laying off 10 percent of its newsroom staffs.
Despite all those things, I still keep trucking on.
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