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.

28th November 2011

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My parents met in a newsroom, and I grew up opening presents wrapped in the Metro section. I guess I never stood much of a chance. I’m constantly amazed that people talk to me. If I called me, I probably wouldn’t. If a guy confuses it’s/its, that’s a dealbreaker. I always read the online comments. They remind me that people care. I wish there were a better way for us to interact with readers, since we do this for them. To those who call me a student journalist, I ask: why the qualifier?  I’m six months away from graduation and a nervous wreck about finding a job. But on the other hand, I’m 21 and already doing what I love. I hear I’ll be poor when I graduate. But I can’t think of a life richer than this. 
I am a reporter.

My parents met in a newsroom, and I grew up opening presents wrapped in the Metro section. I guess I never stood much of a chance. I’m constantly amazed that people talk to me. If I called me, I probably wouldn’t. If a guy confuses it’s/its, that’s a dealbreaker. I always read the online comments. They remind me that people care. I wish there were a better way for us to interact with readers, since we do this for them. To those who call me a student journalist, I ask: why the qualifier?  I’m six months away from graduation and a nervous wreck about finding a job. But on the other hand, I’m 21 and already doing what I love. I hear I’ll be poor when I graduate. But I can’t think of a life richer than this. 

I am a reporter.

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