The work/life balance. Heard of that? Of course, you have. According to Jeremy Bulmore in the hard copy edition of Management Today, two rules. Firstly, any level of interesting job makes demands. Get over it. The only types of job that don't, are uninteresting. Secondly, good people will always get more demands. Err, because they're good and sensible employers will advance the talented and committed.
Jobs in a binary, portion-controlled, 'seven-hour-with-an-hour-for-lunch' are becoming a collector's item. Many business are international and hence in different time zone's and besides, they're all linked by a web that never sleeps. There's also a distinct commercial advantage to be had by trying harder. Unless you can remove all of these, work/life balance won't appear. If it does, and you're working in a domestic, non-tech business that doesn't try hard, it probably won't be for long. If it does survive, you'd be bored anyway.
On top of this, most media types really enjoy what they do, but, it is a 24x7 business. News can happen at all times. The story doesn't stop when you're supposed to. So there can be no such thing as work/life separation. It just all merges together as 'lirk'. Sometimes during leisure time, they work. Sometimes, during work time, they're enjoying life. If they actually want to stop being available, they just switch off the device. Of course, lirkers are highly trusted to get the job done however they choose to do it.