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Why Young Journalist Kai Nagata Quit His Enviable Job

Posted on the 10 July 2011 by Fcarletti

Why young journalist Kai Nagata quit his enviable job

Kai Nagata in Chibougamau. Photo from his blog: kainagata.com

Kai Nagata was in a privileged position for a young journalist.

As CTV’s Quebec City Bureau Chief, Kai had a well-paying job, decision-making power, collegial ties, comprehensive benefits, and even retirement options … all at the age of 24.

And then this:

Follow @kainagataKai Nagata@kainagata
Kai Nagata
After careful reflection, I've decided to leave my job at CTV. You can read more at http://www.kainagata.com July 8, 2011 4:22 PM via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite

I have just finished reading his personal essay “Why I quit my job” — an impassioned manifesto about the state of television news in Canada — and I had to do more than retweet it.

Kai has hit a nerve. At time of writing, his original post has generated over 330 responses and has made the rounds on social networking sites. People have called him inspirational, brave, honest … as well as radical, irresponsible and insane.

I think Kai has made an inspired decision at a critical point in his career, and I thank him for starting this conversation. I’m sure this will not be the last we hear from him.

We would all do well to do our own soul-searching.

Read: Kai Nagata’s post “Why I quit my job”


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