About journalism and age


New Zealand journalist Linda Clark’s words after quitting at the peak of her career:


I’ve begun to think that journalism is a job you do best when you’re twenty-something, strangely. When you’re twenty-something the world is villain and heroes, issues are black and white and that’s how journalism works now. It’s how the media has to see issues a lot of the time. So when you’re full of energy and your worldview is monochromatic, journalism makes a lot more sense. When you get older and nothing is black and white, and you realise that even the people you hound have redeeming features and even the people you really like do terrible things, it becomes so much more complicated.