Posted on October 5, 2007
We need a tourniquet
Showing a wonderful knack for walking a thin line between cheerful acceptance and justified complaining, Meranda Watling tells us what it’s like to be the youngest reporter in the newsroom:
- How her opinions are often sought out but, almost as often, ignored.
- How she sees and hears stupid ideas that no one in her age group would respect.
- How she wonders whether she’s wasting her time, even though she loves her job.
Plus, read all the comments on the Newsosaur’s post about the brain drain from newspapers. He’s talking about a legion of Merandas who are giving up and leaving because it’s so obvious to them that management has no clue what readers want or respect. The comments back him up, again and again. (That persistent sound you hear is our lifeblood leaking out.)