Run. Screaming. Now. You have made a terrible mistake coming here as a journalist. The local news reporting is so bad that I cannot believe any self-respecting reporter would ever, ever want to work here.
You will soon see. We attract only the dregs of the news industry-- people who either have so massive an ego that they cannot bring themselves to go elsewhere and risk working around people who are actually good; or they know they are very, very poor at their jobs and have realized that this is the best they will ever be able to get.
Either way, the community loses. And we continue to lose. When you've hired every last unskilled moron in the area and constantly shout how much smarter and better you are than the community, we tend to turn to Facebook and the anonymous bloggers for the news. We're tired of our intelligence being insulted, we're tired of reporters who never leave their offices, we're tired of papers full of nature photos and pot leaves. We're tired of being misquoted, misrepresented, trivialized or worse, like your Pedreros coverage, openly exploited in tabloid-style reporting.
Being on the side of the media here means being on the enemy's side. Get on OUR side, Carrie.
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Aug 25, 2016
vol XXVII issue 34
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