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Self-Aggrandizing Advice to Young Journalists

Is there any other kind of advice for young journalists?
Free advice: Change that typewriter ribbon frequently. And lose the bow tie.

Felix Salmon‘s advice for young journalists has some merits and one overwhelming fault: It has given journalists a chance to talk about themselves, incessantly, for nearly a whole day. Ezra Klein replied with a more positive take on the field, and Mathew Ingram collected some tweets. Take some advice from an older journalist, though: You can always collect more tweets and look like you’ve been working. As long as you categorize those tweets:

SINCERE (PROBABLY) AND THUS EXCRUCIATING ADVICE

DISCOURAGING ADVICE FROM A GUY WITH A COMPLETELY AWESOME JOB

ADVICE THAT TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SNIPE AT DIGITAL JOURNALISTS

ADVICE: DO WHAT I DID

ADVICE: BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE

DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE ADVICE

ALSO, IS ANYONE STILL WORKING?

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.