I am running a series of articles on ten uses for an ex-journalist, which you can find here. it looks at how journalists can change careers, using their talents to find well-paid, satisfying work elsewhere, or otherwise move on in these trying times.
But some friends and former colleagues have also begun suggesting less appropriate and high-minded ideas for how to recycle large numbers of former hacks. All suggestions gratefully received. Add them as comments below. I will publish the best ten next week, and give a prize for the best one. (What? Dunno. Will work it out later).