Angry journalist? Let it all out

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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

There, you’ll find such gems as the following posting:

[Exchange with a newsroom recruiter]
Me: “I just want to be a newspaper man.”
Recruiter: “Oh, don’t say that.”
Me: “What?”
Recruiter: “When you say newspapers people think dinosaur. Let’s not even call it a newspaper, let’s call it a data center .. You know we have a TV studio in our newsroom.”

Go f*** yourself…

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 weren’t. I don’t understand why it was so complicated for one thing. JEEZ

Young’un, you don’t know the half of it. Check out for more entertaining rants.

[Hat tip to Will Sullivan]

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

3 thoughts on “Angry journalist? Let it all out”

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  2. I find it very troubling that someone still wants to be a “newspaper man.” The news industry — and newspapers — are so far beyond newspapers.

    We don’t need anymore newspaper men. We need news men (and women). We need people who are willing to report in the formats that people want.

  3. Yeah Pat, I think it’s that some folks are caught up in the mystique and intrigue of the newspaper reporter. It’s reinforced all the time in movies and TV. I mean, when’s the last time you saw a TV series about an “intrepid online producer” or a “tenacious Web developer”?

    We new media types tend to stereotype older folks as being the ones who are close-minded about the Web and alternative storytelling formats. The sad reality is that many journalism students –who you’d think would be a bit more progressive– often are the most ignorant and close-minded of all.

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