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Stephen Kruiser


May 3, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Isn’t this corpse already rotting?

Dying Career #2: Reporter

They say a species must adapt or die, and with the trend of the Internet replacing print journalism (you are reading this on the computer, after all), media folks who don’t adjust might not survive too much longer. In short, many reporters could be going the way of their typewriters soon.

Projected Decline: Reporter and correspondent positions are expected to decline by 8 percent from 51,900 jobs in 2010 to 48,000 in 2020, for a total of nearly 4,000 jobs lost, says the U.S. Department of Labor

Why It’s Dying: The Department of Labor says that because of the trend of consolidation of media companies and the decline in readership of newspapers, reporters will find there are fewer available jobs.

So, if you have a hankering for writing, you might look into…

Alternative Career: Public Relations Specialist

What amused me while reading this is that the real reason reporters are a dying breed is that they’ve already turned into public relations specialists, especially the current MSM types regarding this president. They long ago abandoned the inquisitive nature that real reporters need and now write nothing but fawning high school girl journal entries about how wonderful The Idiot King is.

When this job goes the way of the village blacksmith they’ll have no place but the mirror to look when it’s time to dole out the blame.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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I sort of wonder how the DOL believes that there will be a need for 48,000 reporters in 2020. I think that number will be a lot smaller. There may be a need for a couple hundred PR folks to lick the boots for the politicians in DC, and maybe a couple more for big city mayors. The rest of reporting is going to come from Govt agencies and PR firms who will create the entire newspaper from press releases. I guess there will be some dead tree types will will have to cut and paste the press releases, between the grocery circulars and car ads.
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Sorry to report, the job of "reporter" died decades ago.

Propagandist is a thriving career choice at the moment, however.
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