Out of a job
It looks like the economic crisis/disintigration of the journalism industry has hit me sooner than expected. Much sooner.
I just found out that this will be my last week at Chapel Hill Magazine, the publication I have been interning with this whole semester. Oh, and this is after they asked me to stay on for next semester just a few short weeks ago.
According to the editor, it had nothing to do with performance, but was a decision from higher up to not have any interns next semester and instead hire a full-time employee to do all the work the interns did.
As disappointed as I am, I understand. I don't really blame anyone for what happened, I just wish I had known sooner. The economy sucks and journalism is taking a huge hit. It happens. I just didn't think it would happen before I even graduated.
So, I guess I'm back on the market. If there are any publications or journals that are looking for an intern for next semester (January to May) let me know.