Even though the arrival of digital had a huge impact on journalism, as UK journalist Sirena Bergman explains, when it comes to building a career much remains the same. Sexism, racism and class privilege are still factors to contend with. Plus, as in many professions, journalists have the dilemma that in order to get recognition and achieve financial security they may need to take on roles that actually draw them away from doing what inspired them in the first place, writing. All that said, Sirena still loves her job and gets a huge kick from writing a piece that has an impact and maybe makes a real difference.
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For more on data on proportion of senior journalists attending private schools: https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/study-reveals-drop-in-privately-educated-journalists-at-top-of-media-over-last-five-years/