This. I started journalism late after careers in other sectors, but internships are such an impediment to sector entry for anyone without inherited wealth. Even when I was in high school, the local paper would only take on interns who had been to the local private school.

It's a trend that seems to continue - I know a lot of journalists who say they couldn't afford to be a journalist solely as a job without a spouse with a higher paying/more secure career.

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Cate Lawrence

Cate Lawrence

Tech journo and writer, based in Berlin, Germany.

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