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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Being told you are 'no chance' and should give up isn't a 'realistic assessment' of the profession. Particularly when you don't know anything about his attitude towards his objective to be a journalist, nor his writing quality.

    Cricket journalism may be tough to get into (and if so, succeed in), but there are many other professions far tougher.

    Plus, no where in his post did he say he wanted to be a Sambit Bal or Harsha Bhogle and make lots of money from this. Those situations are rare, but being a cricket journalist is hardly climbing Everest with one leg.
    Yeah, perhaps that's a bit harsh but I think it's necessary for kids to be given a realistic assessment of the landscape. The fact is journalism is brutally hard to break into and that'll get exponentially harder in the future with the decline of traditional media. If he knows all this and is still willing to do everything to get there then he certainly deserves every chance possible.
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    What would be ideal is to have a crack but also have a backup. Far easier said than done though.

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    My only piece of advice - don't do too much too early. Do it because you enjoy it, not because you think you should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    The fact is journalism is brutally hard to break into and that'll get exponentially harder in the future with the decline of traditional media.
    I would have thought that with internet websites as news mediums increasing in popularity (and numbers), the chances to make a career in journalism is actually increasing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I would have thought that with internet websites as news mediums increasing in popularity (and numbers), the chances to make a career in journalism is actually increasing.
    I wouldn't think so, certainly not enough to make a career and living out of (aside from a few). Happy to be proven wrong and not really talking from any first hand experience but all the sackings at papers like The Age have been very worrying.

    On a side note it looks like they're going to start charging for The Age site.

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    Really? Where'd you find that out?

    Will have to change my home page if that's the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Really? Where'd you find that out?

    Will have to change my home page if that's the case.
    Sorry, was News Corp sites.

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    Reckon loads of sites will go down that route. Think it's unnecessary tbh, given the amount of advertising they can get on a site, and the fact that advertising online is a HUGE and growing industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Reckon loads of sites will go down that route. Think it's unnecessary tbh, given the amount of advertising they can get on a site, and the fact that advertising online is a HUGE and growing industry.
    The effectiveness of it is still yet to be seen (might be a good thesis topic ).

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    Of advertising online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Of advertising online?
    Yeah.

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    Interesting, I've only ever looked at it from the pro-POV, would be interested in reading the cases against it or what not, if you have any links etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Interesting, I've only ever looked at it from the pro-POV, would be interested in reading the cases against it or what not, if you have any links etc
    Will discuss it with you on MSN sometime then

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    If we're talking online advertising, wouldn't the requirement for user payment to access the services DISADVANTAGE companies advertising online?

    Less users (at least initially), and websites will receive less hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    If we're talking online advertising, wouldn't the requirement for user payment to access the services DISADVANTAGE companies advertising online?

    Less users (at least initially), and websites will receive less hits.
    Yeah, of course. Incidentally I reckon The Age have some of the best online ads Ive seen. They had that Telstra one not long ago that was integrated so well, also the Green Macbook one iirc. Was very impressed.

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