Ira Glass: “Don’t Wait”

By Mario Fraioli |

Don’t wait. Make the stuff you want to make now. No excuses. Don’t wait for the perfect job or whatever. Don’t wait. Don’t wait. Don’t wait. One of the advantages of being a journalist is you don’t need permission. You can go and run down the story now and then find a home for it.

Ira Glass’s commencement speech to the Columbia University School of Journalism is full of excellent advice—even if you graduated college decades ago. Watch it, or read the transcript, and take good notes.

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