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Posts Tagged ‘Justin Peters’

New York Press Club Media Job Market Panel Featuring Laurel Touby

jobs-trouby-laurel.jpg“Is journalism as we know it a dead-end career? Will the rise of “citizen journalism” and the Web mean we’ll soon get our news from journalists with day jobs in some other industry?” Next week the New York Press Club is hosting a panel, featuring our own Laurel Touby, among others, to discuss just that!

Other panelists include Leah Moses, Justin Peters, Win Sheffield, and Sree Sreenivasan all of whom will be talking about the outlook for jobs and opportunities in media. And there are some! Go look at our job board. For all the details about the event go here.

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Our Favorite Press Coverage of the DNC Press Coverage So Far

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CJR‘s Justin Peters breaks down the reporters at the DNC by the numbers. There are 15,000 journalists attending the event. Peters starts with:

14,000 are wearing terrible suits.

And continues:

1,026 are drunk. This is as it should be.

500 don’t have credentials, but are trying desperately to get them. The credentialing process occurs in a Hampton Inn about a forty-minute walk from the Pepsi Center. Each morning, reporters have to come and claim their credentials for that particular day. The media members are separated by medium-newspaper reporters on one floor, magazine reporters on another, multimedia reporters on another. CJR’s credentials are issued from the leftovers pile (third floor). It’s Denver’s answer to the Island of Misfit Toys-bloggers, activists, eighteen-year-olds, men wearing giveaway T-shirts, men complaining about having to pay eleven dollars for parking. One intrepid credentialee is so devoted to his job that he is videotaping the room, like a tourist. A DemBot hustles over and stops him. “There is a lot of sensitive material in this room,” he says. There is most definitely not.

Then Peters lets us know that 7 of these journalists are having their picture taken with Captain Morgan.

Yep, that’s the word from CJ ‘Arrrr’.