2.) Broadcast Still Dominates
As I was working the HuffPost booth it quickly became clear that the majority of people at the conference were interested in working in T.V., not online, not radio, not print. So many people came up to us and asked how they could become a host on HuffPost Live, despite our focus being online news.
As I was talking to people, a lot of them were interested in being entertainment or sports reporters/anchors. I think I met two people who wanted to be an online writer for hard news. I was just really surprised because the trend is that everything is going online, yet there are so many people vying to be on T.V.
3.) I’m Super Blessed
I feel like the word “blessed” is so cliché and overused but it’s the only word I can use to describe my career at the moment. It’s no secret that I love my job but being at the convention proved that I really can’t take it for granted. I had friends around me discussing how their T.V. contracts are basically trapping them. How much they hate their bosses and co-workers. How little pay they get but are expected to wear modern clothes and always have their makeup, hair and nails done. I witnessed so many people talk about how miserable their jobs/lives were. I can’t help but feel blessed. Super blessed.
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