Things I have learned from looking for a job

  1. There are only five permissible names for local newspapers in this country: the Tribune, the Times, the Register, the Eagle, and the Reporter. No other newspaper names exist.
  2. The Midwestern papers’ job postings live up to expectations and are full of misspellings.
  3. There are too many journalists. When a local paper in some barely-existent town in South Dakota thinks it can get a journalist with ten years of experience and a master’s degree, it’s a sign that there is an imbalance in the ecosystem. (Obviously, everyone who isn’t me should leave the industry first.)
  4. That is all.
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