Feb 3, 2009

There will be more of this

As newspapers, and news organizations generally, cut pay, slash staff and eliminate pathways for advancement, more and more journalists are going to slip out of the profession and into something more lucrative. That often means landing a job in the industry the journalist knows best: the one he or she has been covering. The New York Times takes a look at some of the migration of top political journalists into top political slots, but the trend is no different the further down the chain one goes. It should raise concerns about bias - if a reporter is worried about pending layoffs, or buying a house, or having a baby, will he or she lighten up in hopes of preserving a bridge to a better (pay)day?

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