I've always wondered.
Most Helpful Guy
Pays better than being an aspiring novelist.
Writers write. They often write about writing. So there are lots of books, articles, movies etc which glorify being a journalist. Journalists can be important but i think they market the job pretty well given the reality.
I think a lot of aspiring journalists dont' realize how dismal the job prospects are, and how much worse they are getting every year.
I think universities create journalism programs, and they -seem- a lot more career oriented then say English literature.0
Most Helpful Girl
Because they enjoy the work or the opportunities it entails...0