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First job out of college

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PEteacher, Jul 9, 2006.


Where was your first journalism job out of college at?

  1. Weekly

    10 vote(s)
  2. Daily circ. less than 10,000

    12 vote(s)
  3. Daily circ. 10,000 to 24,999

    29 vote(s)
  4. Daily circ. 25,000 to 49,999

    16 vote(s)
  5. Daily circ. 50,000 to 74,999

    7 vote(s)
  6. Daily circ. 75,000 to 99,999

    4 vote(s)
  7. Daily circ. 100,000 to 149,999

    6 vote(s)
  8. Daily circ. 150,000 to 199,999

    2 vote(s)
  9. Daily circ. 200,000 to 299,999

    4 vote(s)
  10. Daily circ. 300,000+

    3 vote(s)
  11. New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journ

    3 vote(s)
  12. Magazine

    2 vote(s)
  13. Trade publication

    0 vote(s)
  1. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    The "Too picky?" thread has me curious.
  2. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Pizza Hut.
    Our circulation was much better than any of these. Boy, did we influence society.
    Seriously, though, 38k.
  3. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    250K, give or take.
  4. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    Not to be a jag or anything but do the results tell us enough if we don't know the nature of the job?

    I know folks who got high-profile writing jobs at smaller papers who did well and were happy and moved on quickly. I also know folks who got clerk-type jobs at very large papers, looked down their noses at the folks at the smaller papers and eventually came back down the ladder.

    When asked about that first job they were proud to give the name of the paper but never, ever said what they did there. ::)
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    70,000 paper in Charleston, S.C.

    Twenty years (and one move) later, I work 20% as hard and make 500% more money.
  6. Hed bust

    Hed bust Guest

    Dallas Times Herald
    (now defunct) :(
    Editorial assistant, promoted in 6 months to some reporting.
    Still have the bylined clips
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I started at an Ogden paper in Minnesota.
    I then moved to a paper in Michigan that wound up being closed by Dean Singleton. I worked at an auto website that closed and a Scripps paper that closed.
    Who knew Ogden would look so good?
  8. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    I'm still working at the school paper, I guess its about time I move on since I graduated several years ago.
  9. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Can you put an "other" category up? Not everyone started out at a newspaper... :p
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Started out as SE of chain of weeklies in 2003. Now I'm at a 40K daily.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I was working at a radio station when I graduated, but soon moved to a weekly.

    Within a year, I was at The Tennessean, which at the time was probably 125K.
  12. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I started as news director of a radio station, then moved to a daily. A small daily, but print nonetheless.
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