Earlier this week somebody I respect asked if I ever thought about
getting back into the news business — trying to build Faneuil Media
The answer is unequivocally, no.
HubSpot, there's a more fundamental reason I don't plan to go back to
the news business: Today journalism is less a career path, and more
something people just do. I was a photojournalist last night when I
took pictures of the fireworks. I was a trade journalist this morning
when I posted video of a talk I gave last month.
I was an editor yesterday when I linked to the Kremlin's video blog.
I got into the news business because I love to create content and
help spread information. I can do that with my iPhone and my blog now,
so there's no need to endure the spiritual and financial pain of work
in a shrinking industry.
As Magdalena Georgieva, one of our many fantastic summer interns at
HubSpot, put it in her job interview this spring, "news is always
something that will be a part of my life, but not as a profession."
Same for me.