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First Jobs

Discussion pertaining to the Tri-Cities, Flint, Mt. Pleasant, and Bad Axe
sinklair
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First Jobs

Post by sinklair » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:26 am

There used to be a time that news directors in this market would only hire experienced journalists for all roles on and off camera. It now seems that —especially at 25-66, but at 5 & 12 to some degree as well — that all you need is a pulse to get hired. We just hired someone out of college as a reporter. It used to be that you worked your way up from smaller markets like Traverse City, Marquette or Lansing — made your mistakes there — before getting a job in Market 70. I guess this is what happens when you’re “promoted” to you’re first News Director position in a mid-level market... you’ll just settle for anyone who will accept a position that barely pays more than McDonalds. SMH...



lovinlife101
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Re: First Jobs

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:22 am

sinklair wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:26 am
There used to be a time that news directors in this market would only hire experienced journalists for all roles on and off camera. It now seems that —especially at 25-66, but at 5 & 12 to some degree as well — that all you need is a pulse to get hired. We just hired someone out of college as a reporter. It used to be that you worked your way up from smaller markets like Traverse City, Marquette or Lansing — made your mistakes there — before getting a job in Market 70. I guess this is what happens when you’re “promoted” to you’re first News Director position in a mid-level market... you’ll just settle for anyone who will accept a position that barely pays more than McDonalds. SMH...
Again, this is the situation Deputy Harris told people to “pray for.”



R Bedell
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Location: Mid Michigan

Re: First Jobs

Post by R Bedell » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:14 am

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Journalism is DEAD. Puppetry is now the norm.

Journalism is a negative and Political Activism is a positive.



lovinlife101
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Re: First Jobs

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:15 am

It's not only if the person is warm, has a pulse, and opposable thumbs.

It helps if you went to La Salle or a New England school and cheer for the New England Patriots.

Carpetbaggers! All of 'em!!!!



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