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Do you ever get upset at the long hours, low pay, public contempt, pinheaded editors or any other tomfoolery that goes on in the newsroom? Well, now you can finally let it all out guilt-free (that is, unless you’re already one of those anonymous Poynter message boarders) at AngryJournalist.com.
There, you’ll find such gems as the following posting:
[Exchange with a newsroom recruiter]
Me: â€œI just want to be a newspaper man.â€
Recruiter: â€œOh, donâ€™t say that.â€
Recruiter: â€œWhen you say newspapers people think dinosaur. Letâ€™s not even call it a newspaper, letâ€™s call it a data center .. You know we have a TV studio in our newsroom.â€
Go f*** yourselfâ€¦
Or concise gripes such as these:
bosses sans grammar
And the postings from the students are quite a gas too:
I had to do a story on the janitorial staff in my school and it was a profile. At first they were okay with it, and then they werenâ€™t. I donâ€™t understand why it was so complicated for one thing. JEEZ
Young’un, you don’t know the half of it. Check out AngryJournalist.com for more entertaining rants.
[Hat tip to Will Sullivan]