Phil Hall, the editor of PR News in the US and managing editor of the Media Industry Newsletter (MIN), laments the fact that it's so hard to find good, young writers and he thinks he knows some reasons why:
1.There are very few contemporary journalism "stars" for tomorrow’s writers to look up to.To read the whole column, go here.
2. The average journalism student knows nothing about how the "bigger" world operates.
3. The Internet is crippling journalism.
4. There is no economic incentive because of inadequate starting salaries in journalism.