The best of times

Rafat Ali photoThe economy is tough and the news business in particular is brutal. The operative word seems to be “retrenchment” at many mainstream media companies. In this environment,’s Rafat Ali says:

“This is probably the best time in history to be a journalist. I know there’s a lot of fear in the industry with all the layoffs and it’s hard to look beyond 2009, but the reality is that the craft of journalism and the need for it is the highest than any time in history…”

He’s got a point. Watch the 10-minute video.

For more about Rafat Ali, see “From starving journalist to creating must-read site.”

(via Wendy Parker / photo by b_d_solis)