Thursday, January 07, 2010

I swear - newspaper reporter jobs rank low

Huffington Post reports on a new survey saying newspaper reporter jobs rank between seaman and stevedore.

Maybe this mean we can start talking like seamen and stevedores again. Would make newsrooms more interesting, at least.

Later: My boss, a veteran journalist, wrote a note back to me suggesting this might also mean an opportune time to bring in the longshoreman's union. Oh yeah, that would kick the fun up a notch.

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At 1/7/10, 11:01 AM, Blogger -30- said...

In college a journalism professor of mine, who was a former Navy officer, like to tell his classes that the three lowest paying professions were: in newspapers, the military and teaching.

And then he would just sigh.

At 1/7/10, 12:48 PM, Blogger Tom Priddy said...

That story goes on to say: "But, being a newspaper reporter is better than being a Photojournalist (#189)."

Double sigh.


At 1/7/10, 3:20 PM, Blogger Doug said...

So that would mean a journalism instructor at the Defense Information Institute is ... :)


At 1/7/10, 3:21 PM, Blogger Doug said...

But Tom, you are no longer merely a photojournalist but a visual communicator.

At 1/7/10, 3:29 PM, Blogger Tom Priddy said...

Dang, I must have missed the notation for "visual communicator . . ." Maybe that'll be on next year's list.



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