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Alexandra Kimball discusses a disheartening current reality: the economic ability to take one or more unpaid internships early in a journalism or writing career may be far more important than talent, insight, or work ethic. ...more
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Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of The Great Dysmorphia: An Epistemological View of Ingesting Hallucinogenic Mushrooms at a 2012 Republican Presidential Debate and Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book. He is also a columnist for the Chicago RedEye and blogs at "Off the Markley." Follow him on Twitter: @stephenmarkley and at www.stephenmarkley.com.