Saturday, September 26, 2009

Future of Journalism: Neal Boulton

Neal Boulton
Founder & Editor-in-Chief of
Chairman and CEO at Neal Boulton, Inc.
Former Editor-in-Chief of Genre Magazine
Former Corporate Development Editor, Men's Fitness, Shape, Natural Health and more at Weider Publications
Former Editor-in-Chief of Men's Fitness

I asked Mr. Boulton:

What do you tell young, aspiring journalists about the future of the business? Can you still be encouraging? What advice do you give them?

His response:

Reading is how we get that reminder that we are not alone, that we are a part of a human race with disparate feelings and incongruent behavior. And as long as we humans are kicking around, the journalist who can capture their STORIES will have a craft to hone. Neither fame, wealth, nor terms like "cutting edge" really apply to us journalists, but if a good story is what you live to uncover, to write and share with those hungry eyes and souls needing to remember they are not alone, then keep listening and keep writing—you're a journalist at your core, and you will succeed.

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