Should Be Blogging Be Compulsory For Would-Be Journos?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

I meant to link to a post on the Online Journalism Blog last week, discussing the issue of journalism graduates having blogs. I’m glad I didn’t now, because the discussion in the comments has really added value to the debate.

I’m still firmly in the camp that, if you want to have a job in journalism now, you should be blogging before you graduate, and should continue afterwards. And I do believe that publishers who recruit people without that sort of commitment are just adding to their existing woes. But there are some really interesting alternative takes on the issue in there. 
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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.