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 journalist — that is, I was a reporter for twelve years. For someone with my background, this was a big deal. Here I was, this small-town barrio girl, living in New York City and making gobs of money. Then some people flew a plane into a building, and my whole perspective on the world changed. So I became an educator. I became a teacher in order to give back what so many had given to me: a quality education. I am still a journalist, but now I write about what’s important to me — children and adults being given the opportunity to liberate their minds and change the world.

I am a journalist — that is, I was a reporter for twelve years. For someone with my background, this was a big deal. Here I was, this small-town barrio girl, living in New York City and making gobs of money. Then some people flew a plane into a building, and my whole perspective on the world changed. So I became an educator. I became a teacher in order to give back what so many had given to me: a quality education. I am still a journalist, but now I write about what’s important to me — children and adults being given the opportunity to liberate their minds and change the world.

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