10,000 Words: Being an unemployed journalist – the best thing that ever happened

Inspiring stuff from multimedia journalist Mark S. Luckie, who was made redundant in December last year.

“I thought because of my rare technical skills and demonstrated passion for the job that there was no way I would ever be fired, even though I saw the mass layoffs that were happening all around me. It was a further blow to my ego when I realized that months later I was still unemployed along with thousands of other journalists,” writes Luckie.

But, he says, the downtime has allowed him to hone his craft and ‘share my passion with others’.

“The time away from journalism has helped me find my inspiration, to remember why I am a multimedia journalist in the first place,” he says.

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