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How accurate is this description of what we do?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by andykent, May 29, 2007.

  1. andykent

    andykent Member

    Hey all,

    Just stumbled upon this link and wanted to see what everyone thinks and what might be missing (I'll go first: THE PAY SUCKS): :mad:

    http://www.jobprofiles.org/artsportswriter.htm
     
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    only one sentence missing: "underpaid and over-privileged." ;D :eek: 8)
     
  3. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    It's missing, "The newspaper industry has had sports writers bending over and grabbing their ankles for years." Then it would be spot on.
     
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    "Dealing with fuckwad parents" should be also among the job descriptions.
     
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I just want to know what the hell that girl in the picture is thinking. It's really bothering me.
     
  6. andykent

    andykent Member

    Maybe she's thinking how sexy all sports writers must be ;D
     
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    She does have that dreamy look, doesn't she?

    On the serious side, it would be wrong to tell people that the pay is poor here. Maybe the pay is poor at the start if you're coming from upper-middle class life. But it's better than a lot of jobs in the wide spectrum, and it is a white-collar job.
     
  8. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    I think you seriously have to put in your dues before it gets better than most jobs, and further, I think a lot of journalism schools either don't tell their students how bad it is to start, or they're out of touch with the industry.
     
  9. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    It's also missing, “Overworked and underfucked.”

    Well, on that second part I'm speaking for myself. :(
     
  10. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    And power-mad coaches and athletics directors ...
     
  11. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I'd say they don't tell them just how bad. If so, fewer people would major in journalism which means cutting jobs of the cushy college profs. Then they'd have to get real jobs.
     
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    And I think a lot of you are painting the profession with one broad brush.

    Never once since I started in newspapers have I been what you would consider struggling. And I know quite a few people who can say the same thing.

    In other words ... speak for yourself.
     
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