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Allergic to Your Job? Journalist Announces His Newsprint Allergy

baltimore sunInk!

According to a piece we read in The Wall Street Journal, a journalist at the Baltimore Sun has unfortunately learned he’s allergic to newsprint!

He’s allergic to pine resin which is actually an ingredient of newspaper ink itself.

Michael Dresser informed colleagues in a memo a few days ago that he’s going to wear rubber gloves around the office to avoid coming into contact with it. Apparently he’s experienced skin troubles and eye ailments as a result of discovering his allergy. Read more

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Downsized Journalist Raises More Than $7,000 to Pay Rent

moneyOn the brink of becoming homeless, former journalist Craig Lindsey got crafty.

The former Raleigh News and Observer writer has been unemployed for the past three years and his unemployment benefits ceased last January. He needed $900 to cover his rent and leveraged Indiegogo on New Year’s Eve to get it done. Lindsey wrote on the site, “I’m just looking to see if anyone can help with a few dollars on this most of dire of weeks.”

Well, as per Indiegogo, the former journo has raised $7,825! His profile indicates:

“As I go into my fourth year of joblessness, with little to no prospects on the horizon, I’ve often felt I made a huge mistake choosing this line of work. I also feel I’ve made a bigger mistake moving to an area where there’s not a lot of demand for my line of work. I don’t have family here, so I don’t even have that to fall back on. My friends try to help me out when they can, but they have their own troubles. I only ask if you can help me on this endeavor, and I will be eternally grateful.” Read more

Syracuse & Harrisburg Newspapers Announce End of Daily Distribution

When we heard of The New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper’s announcement this past spring about stopping its daily paper we didn’t know it would be a trend for its parent company, Newhouse Newspapers.

According to The New York Times, Newhouse indicated daily distribution of two of its titles, The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y. and The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. will officially cease this coming January. Read more