Social media has opened a new door of career opportunities for media professionals, many of which have been snapped up by tech-savvy young journalists.
Equipped with the speed, skills and determination that keeping up with the social Web demands, these younger journalists are great candidates for helping news organizations connect with their online audiences. What’s more is their inherent understanding of technology can help newsrooms elevate digital strategies.
Unfortunately, some young people are of the mindset that youth is a requirement for these positions.
After reading an article last week titled “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25,” I was disheartened, but not surprised by author Cathryn Sloane’s claims. (Plenty of other people were disheartened by it, too.) It’s easy for young media professionals to become frustrated with the “people in the generations above us,” she wrote.