The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Monday, June 06, 2005
Watergate: the financial effects
By Howard Kurtz:
One other effect of Watergate and the movie "All the President's Men" is that journalism became a more lucrative endeavor than it had been in the old "Front Page" days.
But, it says in USA Today,
Journalism salaries took a long-term nose dive. When President Nixon resigned, the two Washington Post reporters became folk heroes. Their book All the President's Men and its movie persuaded thousands of young people who might otherwise have been English or accounting majors to choose journalism.
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