“Just over 50% of journalists said they were ‘overwhelmed’ by information during their working day and wanted to ‘explore solutions’ to make it more manageable.”
View this post on Instagram
On the latest #podcast episode, freelance digital journalist and editor John Crowley talks about his work for the European Journalism Centre. He recently set up an industry-wide survey into the demands of #digital #journalism, and how its constant, ever-evolving demands are sending #journalists into #burnout. John also walks us through his print-to-digital career, from newspaper reporter getting the mickey taken out of him by Mo Mowlam, to senior roles at broadsheet #newspapers going digital, through to overseeing #newsrooms at @wsj and @newsweek. Link in bio now 👆
John’s now a freelance digital journalist and consultant, but his career began 20 years ago, as an editorial assistant on The Irish Post newspaper in London. He worked in that newsroom – which only had one computer with access to the internet – for five years, gaining lots of reporting experience and a few good anecdotes along the way.
Since then, he’s edited on newspapers that were going digital, and been in charge of digital newsrooms for The Wall Street Journal, International Business Times UK and Newsweek.
He joins the podcast to talk about the causes of burnout in newsrooms, how this can affect freelancers trying to pitch, and what could help.
Also worth a look: Anne Helen Petersen’s viral BuzzFeed essay, How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.