Here’s a telling op-ed on p A23 of the New York Times, Wednesday, “Journalism: It’s a Tough Assignment”, by Hector Tobar, link here. Online, it’s called “Who’d Be a Journalist?”
Newspaper jobs are down 10% and may well pay a minimum wage. Even local television reporters in some markets start at $18000 a year.
The work can be dangerous. The op-ed talks about the shootings of three television reporters near Roanoke, VA, as well as reporting in Mexico.