Category Archives: Journalism wisdom from the pros

Is newspaper reporter really the worst job out there?

If you’re reading it here for the first time, you probably haven’t been paying close enough attention. Being a journalist, in many ways, is kind of terrible. The pay isn’t great, it’s pull-out-your-hair stressful, the hours are sub-human, and roughly … Continue reading

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Editorial Sound Board – an interview with Brad Petrishen, former student newspaper editor and current MetroWest Daily News reporter

For the first-ever installment of Editorial Sound Board, the audio podcast for my first-ever blog, I spoke with former Gatepost Editor-in-Chief Brad Petrishen. Brad is now a reporter for the MetroWest Daily News in central Massachusetts, and he shared some … Continue reading

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“Hail the ink-stained wretches” – unlikely inspiration from the Columbia Journalism Review’s back page

Saw this in an ad for The Dallas Morning News on the back of the Columbia Journalism Review today. Figured I’d pass it along. Hail the ink-stained wretches. The reporters, those tireless tradesmen , who claw at the TRUTH buried … Continue reading

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