Harsh on purpose


By Michael Koretzky

Koretzky profile photoSomebody is praying for God to change me. Wish I knew who he is.

It started two weeks ago, when I got this email. I’ve changed the names to protect the ignorant…

Hello Koretzky,

I’m Julia, a multimedia journalism studenr, and interested in joining SPJ. Katie from The Palmbeach Post mentioned you. Is there a chapter on the Boca campus ?

– Julia N. 

Since I’m on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists and a volunteer with the student newspaper at Florida Atlantic University, such emails aren’t rare. Sadly, neither is this: poor writing and spelling.

Julia is typical. She writes only sporadically for the student newspaper. She floats through her classes. Yet expects to graduate into a profession that’s shrinking.

Here’s my reply, with some identifying info removed…

To read the complete article link HERE.


Michael Koretzky

Journoterrorist blog is an individual blog written by Michael Koretzky and does not reflect any idea or opinion of the Society of Professional Journalists. Michael Koretzky is editor of Debt.com and is Region 3 Director of Society of Professional Journalists.  @koretzky 

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