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5 ways young journalists can stay motivated, thrive in the newsroom

Tom Huang
The Poynter Institute
St. Petersburg, Fla.

April 16, 2012

Dear Young Journalist,

I’m writing this letter to you because I get the feeling you might need some encouragement right now. (Lord knows, we all need some encouragement right now, but let me focus on you for the moment.)

I’m writing to you not as a sage sitting on top of a hill, but as a fellow journalist (firmly ensconced in middle age) who is fighting alongside you in the trenches.

I’m writing to you as someone who cares about you, and who wants you to stay in the business, because you’re going to help us save this thing we call “journalism.”

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