A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

April 3rd, 2009 • Quill Archives
It’s better to be a journalist

After a recent Cincinnati SPJ event, a local reporter took pity on my employment hardships as a recent journalism graduate. “I’m reminded of the 1991 film ‘The Commitments,’ about a struggling Irish rock band,” he said. “At one point, the manager tells the band: ‘It’s better to be an unemployed musician than an unemployed pipe-fitter.’”