If you’re full of shit but want to make a living…

1 December 2007

Matt Taibi, Rolling Stone political reporter:

“If you have no real knowledge or skill set and you’re lazy and full of shit but you want to make a decent wage, then journalism’s not a bad career option.

“The great thing about it is that you don’t need to know anything. I mean this whole notion of journalism school—I can’t believe people actually go to journalism school. You can learn the entire thing in like three days.

“My advice is instead of going to journalism school, go to school for something concrete like medicine or some kind of science or something and then use the knowledge you get in that field as a wedge to get yourself into journalism.

“What journalism really needs is more people who are reporting who actually know something. Instead of having a bunch of liberal arts grads who’ve read Siddhartha 50 times writing about health care, it would be really nice if some of the people who are writing about health care were doctors.”

Read the full interview: The vigilante journalist

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One Response to “If you’re full of shit but want to make a living…”

  1. Abhi 2.0 Says:

    I love this guy! He was the only one to call Tom Friedman’s FLAT-out bluff in the most hilarious and scathing book review i’ve ever read!

    http://www.nypress.com/18/16/news&columns/taibbi.cfm


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