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Michigan City, IN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by 85bears, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. 85bears

    85bears Member

    Saw this on JournalismJobs.com.

    Company: The News-Dispatch
    Position: Sports Reporter Needed
    Location: Michigan City, Indiana
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: August 9, 2006
    Job ID: 656685
    Website: http://www.thenewsdispatch.com


    Description:
    The News-Dispatch in Michigan City, Ind., seeks a passionate, motivated person for the position of full-time sports writer.
    This person should be comfortable covering any and all sports, and proficiency with Quark Xpress is preferred. Job requirements entail covering sporting events, writing previews and features, doing two nights of layout per week and writing a weekly column.

    A bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent experience is preferred.

    The News-Dispatch is a daily newspaper circulating about 12,000 in Northwest Indiana and parts of Southwest Michigan.

    The News-Dispatch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability. Those interested should immediately send a resume with clips to: The News Dispatch, c/o Sports Editor Adam Parkhouse, 121 W. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.
     
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Another Paxton newspaper.

    You're on the lake, though, and there's a casino. You're not far from Chicago, or even beautiful Gary.
     
  3. ogre

    ogre Member

    New editor. Good guy who worked his way up from the bottom there. The old editor moved on to the Times of NW Indiana.

    Not only is it close to G.I., but right there in Michigan City is the state electric chair. Nothing says good times like Ol Sparky.
     
  4. PTOWN

    PTOWN Member

    Good outdoor outlet mall for the females and metrosexuals on the board, or dude's who actually like to shop.
     
  5. PTOWN is the definition of metrosexual, so he knows what he speaks concerning Michigan City's outlet stores. Although with this job, I'm guessing shopping will be limited to the Salvation Army.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    A decade or so ago (closer to two, actually), I was offered this very job, and turned it down.

    I was coming from a pretty low-paid job, but I was just stunned at how low their offer was.

    I would have had to take a cut of a couple thou to take the job (from my already fairly poorly-paid position). They made it clear they had no intention of coming up. They also made it clear -- before I even asked -- that they would not assist in any way with moving expenses. :eek: Well, thanks a lot. ::)

    They did, however, take me out to dinner at a very swanky country club. Linen napkins and all that. I never could figure that out -- wine and dine me at the Club Creme de la Creme, then tell me I'd be eating ramen noodles for the foreseeable future. ???

    This was before Paxton, but it sounds like not much has changed.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    C'mon Starman, admit it, you just wanted to be as close to an electric chair as humanly possible.
     
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Who needs an electric chair? I built a working gallows for my backyard deck. ;) ;)
     
  9. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    With Michigan City, there's also a nearby paper in LaPorte (the next town over, same county) that *should* be a competitor.

    Unfortunately, at least according to a couple of News-Dispatch employees I ran into at a state awards thingy a while back, they were pretty much forbidden from covering the county after CNHI took over. They said it was because CNHI said "we're a community newspaper, and we're going to cover they community," but they figured it was just an excuse to cut the staff to the bone.
     
  10. ogre

    ogre Member

    I used to work at the LaPorte paper and we covered the county, but pretty much left Michigan City alone. There wasnt much competition between the two. Both papers covered the same high schools in sports, but would lean hard toward the local ones in their respective editions. As far as news, who knows, I couldn't look at either front page without throwing up. And when you work split shifts at a PM paper, you don't need help in that department.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I dunno, I interviewed at LaPorte way, way back in the day, and Michigan City didn't compete with them back then either and that was long before CNHI existed. I really don't think that's a CNHI thing.
     
  12. PTOWN

    PTOWN Member

    Big words from a guy who lives 1800 miles away. I'll drive the 28 hours if I have to in order to set you straight. :eek:
     
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