editor on the verge

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Complaining is easy; Doing something, not so much

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have a question for the “underpaid, overworked, frustrated, pissed off and ignored media professionals” who are “publicly and anonymously” venting their anger on angryjournalist.com. I would like to know what each of you are doing in your own newsroom or news organization to change…anything? What effort(s) are you making to help improve the conditions you feel so compelled to complain about? What suggestions have your brought to the table? What new ideas have you offered?

I’m all for “venting” and blowing off steam. But, I would note that this is a precarious moment for newspapers and what our newsrooms need are more leaders willing to make to take a stand and not more followers lining up to simple add their complaints.

So which are you and what are you doing?

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 JohnofScribbleSheet // Mar 3, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Its always easy to sound off. It would be interesting to know what people are “actually doing” my guess is very little. Simply because it is easier said than done.

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