May 04, 2012

The fifth-worst career doesn't include Forbes

One of Forbest' editors says, forget that "fifth worst career" stuff, journalism is cool!

First, he ignores that most the stuff on Forbes website is from freelancers who may get paid bupkis. (This also explains how Forbes is allegedly doing so well, maybe.)

Second, he ignores that a ritzy New York-based mag like Forbes is incredibly different from some small town or small city newspaper.

Other than those two totally minor points of fact, Jeff Bercovici is totally right. The schadenfreude part of me awaits the day he is replaced by a freelancer, since he thinks some "fluff" about how great it is to work for Forbes counts as an actual news story.

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