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 Post subject: In feet, meters or soda cans, please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:33 am 
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Dear Journalism Rules Committee: We're programming a robot to take over the job of newspaper reporter, seeing how well the occupation scored in the latest survey.[*] What's the official distance for how far away something can occur from the president/governor/mayor/Kardashian/etc. and still be classified as news?

15-year-old boy found fatally shot about 4 blocks from President Obama’s Chicago home [AP via Washington Post]


[*] 200th out of 200. It might have done worse, but there were only 200 categories. "Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, says the profession has always been ranked among the worst jobs due to low pay, high levels of stress from working under deadlines, a poor hiring outlook and the requirement to be on duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 'But with newspapers cutting back so dramatically, the job actually has a negative growth outlook, meaning there will be fewer newspaper reporters in the future.' "


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