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Your first job

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YoungGun7, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. YoungGun7

    YoungGun7 New Member

    I'm a senior, about to graduate in December, and was wondering what you guys and few gals first job was out of college? Did any of you get lucky and get to cover a major college right out of the box? what was it like?

    Also, by November when I begin looking for a job, some of you need to be moving on around that time. :) mostly you on the east coast.
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    copy boy, ny daily news, 1978 -- 9 p.m.-5 a.m., mondays and tuesdays off, $165 a week, including night differential.

    i was in heaven.
  3. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    I got my first job as a news reporter in my hometown a month after I graduated from school (in 2004) About 6 months later, I shifted over to sports when someone in that department left. The paper was about a 10K p.m. daily, and it was a great starting point.
    Don't be afraid to take a news job at a place and then try to slide over to sports if the opportunity presents itself.
  4. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    Castrating pigs.
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    A skill that has no doubt served you well over the years.
  6. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    You ever need a scythe wound burned shut with a blowtorch, John, and I'm your man.
  7. Went back to my job as a forest ranger for a year, after spending 10 days in graduate school.
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Young Fenian, smarter than your average bear?

  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Funny you should mention that. I was out back working on my lawnmower yesterday and one of those scythe-wielding sumbitches from Children of the Corn came after me. The zombie-looking motherfucker grazed my leg with the damn thing moments before I drove his ass into my wood chipper, Buscemi style, but now I got a big ole gash on my leg that sure as hell looks infected.
  10. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Weekly in 1996, making $19K.

    Major college beat, good one.
  11. Graduated on May 22, started at a 40K daily state paper on June 4. Making roughly $25K plus freelance. Not bad. Great position, but wish me luck landing the beat I'm hoping for...
  12. mid-1980s

    covering preps at a small daily in the middle of nowhere


    loved every damn second of it
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