I have a lot of friends who used to work for newspapers. For the most part these days newspapers are reportedly fledgling because of the digital information age. though some papers and magazines with more targeted perspectives are coming back . Many of my journalism friends took buyouts. Some have said they are fearful about their financial futures. They are practical, looking at the facts as they are reported. Still many have gone on to great careers. Some are writing for these digital intruders to the media sphere, others obtaining jobs as on-air personalities, yoga instructors and teaching the journalists of tomorrow.
The New York Times did a front page widely quoted story on how hard it is for people over 50 to get a new job. It takes longer, the reporter surmised , babyboomers are paid less , their prospects for employment are harder etc., etc. That was two weeks after the very same newspaper did a story on five people over 50 who lost their jobs, transformed themselves and changed the world.
Here is the story in case you haven’t read it. Boomers Who Reinvented Themselves. Just like to five people featured in the Times’ article your story is not finished. You can always write a new version of it. We are all self-publishers.