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.

2nd December 2011

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I lived in 13 cities between the age of 18 and 40. In journalism, in order to move up you’ve got to move.   I’ve covered a Superbowl, an execution and the Indian tsunami.  I’ve asked priests if they molested children. Sometimes, they confessed. I love being a reporter. It is who I am.  You have great power and great responsibility. Use it for good.  You have access to everyone. You ask the questions no one else will.  This skill will not help your dating life. Now I teach journalism. I miss the newsroom every day.  I miss the energy, the deadlines, the crazy people. I miss the fight.  I tell my students to ride the ride as long as they can.  They will never regret it.
I was an AP reporter, turned medical writer specializing in CAR.  Now I’m a professor.

I lived in 13 cities between the age of 18 and 40. In journalism, in order to move up you’ve got to move.   I’ve covered a Superbowl, an execution and the Indian tsunami.  I’ve asked priests if they molested children. Sometimes, they confessed. I love being a reporter. It is who I am.  You have great power and great responsibility. Use it for good.  You have access to everyone. You ask the questions no one else will.  This skill will not help your dating life. Now I teach journalism. I miss the newsroom every day.  I miss the energy, the deadlines, the crazy people. I miss the fight.  I tell my students to ride the ride as long as they can.  They will never regret it.

I was an AP reporter, turned medical writer specializing in CAR.  Now I’m a professor.

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