former journalists discuss a profession in crisis

Bill Walker

Bill Walker left The Sacramento Bee in April 1990, long before media profits plummeted and layoffs were common.  He didn’t go quietly.  He wrote a scathing critique of his profession for The San Francisco Bay Guardian.  His views resonated with many reporters, and he discovered that his commentary had been posted on bulletin boards in newsrooms all over the country.  Walker transitioned out of journalism by finding all the excitement and romance of his old job as a roving correspondent in a new career as an environmental advocate.

Read Mr. Walker’s blog, Deadline Now


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