We are journalists. We are proud of what we do. We are tired of bad press about the press. We are trying to be "team players." We are terrified of more layoffs and paycuts. We would like to produce quality work without 'obamasux99' posting some non-sequitur rant at the end of it. We complain because we want things to be better. We would like some respect, plz. We are journalists.

4th November 2011

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I have traced the steps of a serial killer, contributed to the downfall of a CEO and flown in a tiny airplane, loaded with puppies. I once wrote about a rapist on the loose; they found him in a seedy motel, a block away from my house. My 11-year-old car is a graveyard for Google maps and drive-thru bags. My desk looks like a bomb hit it. I eat vending machine fruit snacks for dinner and get texts that ask, “When r u coming home?” I bite my nails. I’m actively terrified of the bad things that happen in my stories. I’m more afraid of making a mistake. Because people trust me with things they’ve never told anyone else. Don’t call me “the Media.”
 
I am a newspaper reporter. 

I have traced the steps of a serial killer, contributed to the downfall of a CEO and flown in a tiny airplane, loaded with puppies. I once wrote about a rapist on the loose; they found him in a seedy motel, a block away from my house. My 11-year-old car is a graveyard for Google maps and drive-thru bags. My desk looks like a bomb hit it. I eat vending machine fruit snacks for dinner and get texts that ask, “When r u coming home?” I bite my nails. I’m actively terrified of the bad things that happen in my stories. I’m more afraid of making a mistake. Because people trust me with things they’ve never told anyone else. Don’t call me “the Media.”

 

I am a newspaper reporter. 

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    All of the non-exciting parts of this are basically my life in a nutshell.
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