All you need to know about Journalism from Sherlock Holmes?

That’s the advice the Wall Street Journal’s  Winston Wood has for those interested in journalism.

He says:

In “The Man With the Twisted Lip”, the great detective solves the case of a guy who has “disappeared” in London. Neville St. Clair was a reporter who disguised himself as a disfigured beggar to research a story on life in the streets. He set up shop near the Bank of England, capered and quoted Shakespeare, and he quickly found he could make far more money panhandling than as a journalist. So without telling his wife, he quit the paper and became a beggar full time, moving his family to the suburbs and commuting to “business interests” in the city.

Read more of his thoughts on journalism education and the newspaper biz at the Columbia Journalism Review HERE.


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