Recently, the hashtag #AdviceForYoungJournalists was trending on Twitter after financial writer Felix Salmon tweeted a piece he wrote for Fusion entitled ‘To all the young journalists asking for advice…’ His advice, in a nutshell, was “don’t do it”. Ouch.
As someone who loves media, I always imagined that one day I would work for a major media organisation. I hardly considered other options. Getting involved with youth media and possibly creating my own platform in the future are things I only started thinking about recently.