Hey Journalist! You’re More In-Demand Than You Think
By Ofer Prossner, VP, Operations, IOD
Hi. My name is Ofer, and I might still be a journalist.
I guess that statement requires some explanation. Here’s the background: In college, I studied film and TV with a focus in script writing, and by a stroke of luck and a dose of Israeli chutzpah, I got into journalism. (Okay, so if you want to know the details, someone wrote an op-ed about my favorite sports team and I wrote an – ahem – “highly opinionated” talkback in response. The editor of the paper contacted me and asked me if I wanted to write for them.)
The money in print journalism wasn’t that good when I got there (if it was ever good). To top things off, the newspaper group I worked for was constantly shaking things up, reinventing formats and coming up with plans for how to stop the inevitable fate of print news becoming obsolete as online news consumption became more widespread.