Friday, January 1, 2010
2010 begins with a bang for me: a new career. After three decades in journalism, I'm shifting to what reporters call "the dark side" -- public relations. I'm excited about the job -- media relations manager for a big law firm -- but 2010 probably would have been more of the same had newspapers not gone on life support. I liked being a reporter. No matter, my former employer has had three downsizings, and I was one of about 80 who departed in the most recent buyouts, figuring this newspaper gig is not safe anymore. I told myself that with nearly a year's pay I could find something else to do, and I did. During my down time I started this blog and a Web gallery, and fired off the occasional job application. I may have to cut back on my blogging, but I'll take that because I'm going to work Monday morning, for the first time in eight months. Millions of Americans are not so lucky. Let's hope 2010 brings jobs.