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If you could switch, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    You are given the choice by your editors to switch to any writing job in the newsroom.

    They have said resources will not be a problem and you can write unfettered.

    What would you switch to and why?

    I think it would be interesting to cover health or medical issues, operations, new surgical techniques, do profiles of patients and spotlight caregivers who have made a difference.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I'd want a camera, a notebook, and my next assignment in whatever city they send me to.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I'd jump yesterday if I had that chance. I think most of us would.

    I'd take the outdoors editor job, tweak a little from huntin' and fishin' to hiking, camping and outdoor/olympic sports like running, cycling, triathlon, etc.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Movie reviews. Or video game reviews. Very little stress, I'd imagine.
  5. GA Features reporter -- find stories, write about them
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'd review movies...
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I'd also love to tour the state I'm in (whichever that might be) and do a weekly What-to-do active sports feature on one county per week. Focus on the bike trials, the river runs, the campgrounds, the ski runs, the triathlons, etc. And actually DO the activities I profile.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I'd gladly be Your Man in Havana.
  9. Probably news enterprise or travel writer or some combination of both.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Musc/movies, but then everybody wants that job.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you did get the choice, you be wise to choose something local, something the paper can't do without, something with a heavy web presence.

    In other words, a job that may still exist in 4-5 years.
  12. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    i'd work for idaho on the tweaked outdoors desk at a paper in the rockies.
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