Ira Glass: Harnessing Luck at CUNY

Settle down and listen as Ira Glass shares stories and wisdom at commencement for CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. I love this:

If you can’t watch the whole thing, here are a few aphoristic highlights:

“You’re not going to make any money. You might as well have fun.”

“Being a journalist is about harnessing luck… I wander around in the rain for a long time until lightning strikes.”

“Go into the world. Make something interesting for the people. Make something useful.”

“Don’t wait for permission from anyone to make the work you want to make.”

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  1. Advice from Ira Glass to Journalism Graduates: “Amuse Yourself” : JournoTech

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