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Harvard Crimson Editors Fleeing Ravaged Profession

The Harvard Crimson (founded in 1873) has produced 12 Pulitzer Prize winners and prepared generations of journalists for newspaper careers during its 136 years. But with the industry in turmoil from plunging circulation, just three of the 16 graduating seniors who were on the Crimson executive board are seeking positions in journalism.
Of the Crimson’s last 10 managing editors, only two are working at newspapers: Javier Hernandez, class of 2008, at the New York Times, and Rosalind Helderman, 2001, at the Washington Post.
Mind you, the Crimson has also historically attracted undergraduates who never pursued careers in journalism, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.
Bloomberg has more.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.


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