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Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 69 - Five reasons to go into journalism

Lane DeGregory, at left, back in her college days at the University of Virginia.
Lane DeGregory, at left, back in her college days at the University of Virginia.
Published Apr. 10

A college student asked recently whether journalism was still worth it as a career. The student wanted five reasons to go into the business, so here they are.

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  1.  [Maria Carrillo]
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  3. These kids have their own podcast about children's books. And they told us about their favorite stories. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE]
  4. Author Beth Macy, center, tells the story behind her latest book, Dopesick. [Martha Asencio-Rhine]
  5. Tom Jones of the Poynter Institute talks about his favorite journalism movies. [Martha Asencio-Rhine]
  6. In the Tampa Bay Times newsroom, we capture each other's quotes on a wall of fame. [Martha Asencio-Rhine]
  7. Jan Winburn encourages reporters to put themselves into their stories when they have a unique perspective to add. [Martha Asencio-Rhine]
  8. Lincoln DeLuna and his family feed ducks on an August afternoon. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times]
  9. Monica Herndon was a regular presence at football and baseball games in Tampa Bay. [Julio Aguilar]
  10. Victor Becerra, a U.S. citizen born in Mexico, holds a picture of his family drawn by his son. ["JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times]