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So what's everybody doing?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Sneed, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Sneed

    Sneed Guest

    I'm just curious what everyone's doing out there as they try to make the best of this crappy time in print journalism. What dreams are you pursuing, what opportunities are you chasing, what chances are you taking?

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Keeping my fingers crossed that I will continue to receive a paycheck.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Every opportunity I pursue ends with a hiring freeze, or company scaling back, or consolidating. Not a good time to move up the ladder.
  4. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Drinking. Heavily.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Same as Some Guy. Have been since early December.

    Looking daily -- hourly -- for jobs. Nothing out there.

    Two more paychecks coming. Doing some freelance stuff, but nothing major. It's not pretty.
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I decided to go back to school — never got my degree after 15 years in the biz — but I was lucky to get hired back at a paper I worked for previously in the meantime. Of course, no jobs are safe these days, so I hope to stay employed at least until I can finish my course work next spring.
  7. Sneed

    Sneed Guest

    Best of luck, man. I mean it.

    Same to all of you.
  8. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I have a post on the freelance board letting everyone know that I can cover stuff in New York.

    Other than that, I'm trying to find a way to work through all the energy I used to expend covering sports.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As a freelancer, trying to diversify like crazy. Focusing on one sport -- or sports as a genre -- isn't enough. I did PR copy, ghostwriting and advertising copy when I was starting out as a freelancer, and am now circling back to those clients again. It's not a bad thing.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I transitioned to elementary/middle school teaching here in Texas.
    Will make more money and the work will be more meaningful, I think.
    Hours will be better, too.

    Good luck to all who are staying in the biz, though.
    I still support all of you who have well-meaning endeavors.
    As for any of you shock journos and shock media types - get a life.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Hanging out on SportsJournalists.com all day.
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Expending a great deal of energy on the revenue-generating side of the equation.

    And a damned sight less time around here.
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