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.

5th June 2012

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I am a reporter because I have an insatiable curiosity. I said this to my university advisor, who looked up at me and said she’d never heard anyone of her students say that in recent memory. I thrive on stories in which I learn along with the reader; subjects that I have hardly ever heard of.
I write for a weekly newspaper in a rural community, where stories would go untold if we weren’t there. Sure, I drag myself to three-hour city council meetings where I might only get one story. But I also get to explore the aquarium through a child’s eyes, see how important a stream is through a salmon’s journey, and help keep democracy in its place by pestering local officials during an election.
I look at every piece through the eyes of the one reader that thinks this article will really matter.  I write because there is passion in this world that goes unrecognized. I am a journalist.

I am a reporter because I have an insatiable curiosity. I said this to my university advisor, who looked up at me and said she’d never heard anyone of her students say that in recent memory. I thrive on stories in which I learn along with the reader; subjects that I have hardly ever heard of.

I write for a weekly newspaper in a rural community, where stories would go untold if we weren’t there. Sure, I drag myself to three-hour city council meetings where I might only get one story. But I also get to explore the aquarium through a child’s eyes, see how important a stream is through a salmon’s journey, and help keep democracy in its place by pestering local officials during an election.

I look at every piece through the eyes of the one reader that thinks this article will really matter.  I write because there is passion in this world that goes unrecognized. I am a journalist.

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