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.

8th November 2011

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I get voicemails that are equal parts insulting and congratulatory. Both make me want to write more. When I can get away for lunch, I take a home-packed pita or rice and beans outside for a picnic with my co-workers. We talk about nothing but work, and when some local news-maker walks by we contemplate following to see what he/she is up to. While I’m a Danny-Tanner-grade neat freak at home, my desk is becoming a cave of documents, post-it notes and mail I’m too busy to open. I’ve been trying to post this entry for five days now, but haven’t because my phone keeps ringing.
I am a newspaper reporter.

I get voicemails that are equal parts insulting and congratulatory. Both make me want to write more. When I can get away for lunch, I take a home-packed pita or rice and beans outside for a picnic with my co-workers. We talk about nothing but work, and when some local news-maker walks by we contemplate following to see what he/she is up to. While I’m a Danny-Tanner-grade neat freak at home, my desk is becoming a cave of documents, post-it notes and mail I’m too busy to open. I’ve been trying to post this entry for five days now, but haven’t because my phone keeps ringing.

I am a newspaper reporter.

  1. Kim Wilmath submitted this to wearejournalists