School or cemetery

Augusta Lutheran cemetery“Journalism is not a career. It is either a school or a cemetery. A man may use it as a stepping-stone to something else. But if he sticks to it, he finds himself an old man, dead and done for to all intents and purposes years before he’s buried.” — From David Graham Phillips’s “The Great God Success” (1901), quoted in “Pulitzer” (2010) by James McGrath Morris. Phillips was shot and killed by a musician in 1911.