Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today's Source May Be Tomorrow's Boss for Job-Seeking Journalists

Serve yourself or your readers? Kelly McBride writes about journalists sensing axe around the corner, keeping one eye on the door :

Talk about competing loyalities. Under normal circumstances, it would be unconscionable for a beat reporter to fish for job opportunities among companies or agencies he is currently covering. The reporter would have a difficult time serving the needs of his audience, when his own needs are at stake. How could one offer up fair and critical coverage of an issue, when the primary stakeholders can impact the reporter's future income?

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