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#AdviceForYoungJournalists: take it with a pinch of salt

A new hashtag explores the relationship between media and society... and makes bad jokes

By Prospect Team  

An open letter by the financial journalist Felix Salmon, in which he responds to his many emails from budding hacks with strong words about why he thinks journalism is “a dumb career move”, has spawned a hashtag, #AdviceForYoungJournalists. It’s probably best summed up by the Mirror’s Martin Belam:

The #AdviceForYoungJournalists hashtag is a weird mix of great advice, jokes, and really genuinely bad advice. The internet in a nutshell.

— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) February 10, 2015

After watching it scroll by on our tweetdecks with mild fascination for the past couple of hours, we thought we’d gather some of the best, worst and funniest…

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