The old guard

When I first started at Dennis the in-joke was often about the ‘old guard’.

Freelancers, editors, numerous others who were dinosaurs and didn’t understand the brave new direction publishing was taking. At that time I believe it was lists of things and ‘repurposing content’. You’ll learn, they said.

Today publishing has changed so completely that I’m not sure I understand it any more. I look at new ventures and I’m perplexed by the idea let alone the approach and execution. I want – I need – to let these youngsters know they’re doing it wrong, but they’d just ignore me.

They’ll learn.

Christopher Brennan | Journalism lecturer and freelancer