this new post by Jack Zibluk
I hear the question all the time when I talk about photojournalism education, photojournalism internships and photojournalism careers.
Everybody knows about the what’s happening in the newspaper industry, broadcasts outlets and mainstream media all together. If there are no jobs, scant freelance opportunities and outright derision from the hate-the-media crowd, why bother?
Ironically, there are more reasons — and more important reasons — now than ever to bother being a true professional photojournalist, video journalist, multi-media journalist, visual communications journalist or whatever you want to call it these days.
There are practical reasons to bother, and there are ethical reasons to bother. And they’re all damn good reasons.
to read more go to http://www.100eyes.org/2009/10/why-bother-a-viewpoint/