It’s time to move along

Sometimes, you just have to admit you were well and truly wrong about something.

This is a tough post for me to write. But in the interests of not burying the lede, I might as well come right out and say it. I have decided not to continue my master’s program in journalism at the end of the semester. Continue reading

My other website

So, I’ve been in journalism school for about a month, which means I’ve got a couple of articles to share. Nothing’s been published yet, but I’m working on that.

For the moment, I’ll be showcasing my work at my CUNY blog, but I am still working out a model for managing my content, here, there, and also at urbandecoder.net, where I hope to eventually — as the title might suggest — write articles that decode the urban environment from big to small.

Onward and upward!

Why I’m Leaving IT for Journalism

After ten years in IT, I’m changing careers. In the fall, my wife and I are moving to New York City, where I will be starting an M.A. program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

I wouldn’t be taking this step if I didn’t believe that the future of journalism is bright. I realize that my optimism flies in the face of popular opinion, particularly amongst those who bemoan the increasingly desperate state of the newspaper industry. The coming decades will bring a different type of journalism than exists today, but the fundamentals of news won’t change. World events will still happen. People still want to know what is happening in their communities. And finally, they will still want quality and accuracy, because they’ve been used to it for so long. The big questions for media organizations, large and small, are how to fulfill these demands without going bankrupt, or paying journalists below-subsistence wages. Continue reading