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Buck Sexton shares his journey into the 'exploitative' media game

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TheBlaze Radio host Buck Sexton on Friday shared a bit of his personal journey from a career in intelligence and national security to a new career in media. Sexton said that, although there are different ways to get into the media game, there are many ups and downs and a steep learning curve for anyone starting as a ground-level writer seeking to gain a national audience.

“I started out as a writer for TheBlaze.com. I think my first title was assistant editor for ... it might have been intelligence and technology," Sexton recalled. "I changed the title as soon as I could to ... national security editor, and I had to fight a little bit to get them to change it to that. I will say this, I learned a lot about website writing at that point in time — the upsides and the downsides of it."

Sexton explained "it is very very hard" to build a career as a writer for a website. It's certainly possible, but he noted, it's an "exploitative" business that feeds off the work of young people directly out of college.

To see more from Buck, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Buck Sexton Show” weekdays noon–2 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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