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The best places to work

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BH33, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. BH33

    BH33 Member

    Just out of curiosity, anyone have an opinion on the best newspapers, or companies to work for in the country? I'm mainly asking about those papers with a high circulation (200,000 or above).

    What makes it a great place to work? Is it the benefits, the location, the people?

    I'd really love to hear what people think about certain companies. I'm just not that up on which companies treat their employees the best, in terms of benefits, etc.

    If you also want to share which companies to avoid like the plague, that would be helpful, too. Feel free to send me a private message, too, if you'd rather not post on here.
  2. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    There have probably been surveys done by outside groups, like Poynter or a big college journalism program. You're better off trying to get that information from there than asking on a message board. All you're going to get is the sort of "Well, they treat me good in Denver. But I have a buddy at the LA Times who says it's awful there" stuff that doesn't mean anything.
  3. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Dallas Morning News.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    There is a thread on worst places to work.

    But why limit this to 200,000 circ. papers? There's a lot more jobs at lesser circ. papers than there are at the bigger papers.
  5. bdh02

    bdh02 Member

    Don't know, but maybe I'll find out one day. :)
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Poynter would tell you the St. Petersburg Times. They own the joint.
  7. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    They treat me good in Denver.

    But I have a buddy at the LA Times who says it's awful there.
  8. LemMan

    LemMan Member

    Hate to threadjack, but The Herald in Jasper, Ind. is awesome. It's a 12,000 circ, but for folks just starting out, I can't imagine a better place. Prep coverage and photos rule the paper, there is plenty of feature oppurtunities and it's family owned. The company treats you like gold, and the pay isn't great, but Jasper is really inexspensive.

    If there's a better place to cut the teeth, I'd love to see it.
  9. flaming_mo

    flaming_mo Guest

    Things are great in L.A. But I hear a lot of negativity coming from my pal in Denver. And don't get me started on the crime rate there.
  10. BH33

    BH33 Member

    I realize there are surveys, but it's interesting to hear from people that are actually working at these places. Someone may not like a paper in, say, Denver, while others may love it. It's just interesting to see what people say about where they work.

    I posted it as papers above 200,000 circulation because the goal one day, hopefully soon, is to be at a major daily. I've already been at small daily papers, and am not looking to go to another one. If people want to post their thoughts on smaller papers, great, but personally, I'd love to hear what people think of working at the major dailies.

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