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 Post subject: They Can't All Be Right
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:15 pm 
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"I cannot think of a better job in journalism ...." -- Michael Kinsley on his appointment as editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times.<p>"I honestly think this is the best job in American journalism." --Kenneth A. Paulson on his appointment as editor of USA Today.<p>"I think I have the best job in American journalism." --Tim Cahill, travel writer.<p>"The best job in American journalism." --Paul Gigot, describing his position as editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal.<p>"I have concluded that being a Jumble author has to be the best job in American journalism." --Michael N. Field, pubisher of Western Review, envying whoever does the newspaper feature.<p>"I have the best job in American journalism." --Jim Lehrer, host of the television program "Newshour."<p>""The best job in journalism right now." --Adam Moss, describing his position as editor of the New York Times Magazine, in 2001. Times change.<p>"And it's the best job in journalism," he says. "If you want to talk to the people who make the news, how can it be better than this? --Bob Schieffer, host of the CBS television program "Face the Nation."<p>"I have the best job in journalism." --Deb Riechmann of AP's "enterprise team."<p>***For the record, I have the best job in journalism.***


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:22 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
***For the record, I have the best job in journalism.***<hr></blockquote><p>No, I do. I haven't worked since July but I still get to come harass everyone at TCE.


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:36 pm 
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I do not have the best journalism job in America, since my journalism job is not in America.


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:26 pm 
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I'd LIKE to have the best journalism job in America but not sure if mouthy, over-the-hill p.r. folks are considered for those. Ah, well.


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:57 pm 
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And I think *I* have the best job in journalism. I'll take my three 12-hour days (no weekends either, barring catastrophic events) over any of your schedules anytime.


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SusanV:
And I think *I* have the best job in journalism. I'll take my three 12-hour days (no weekends either, barring catastrophic events) over any of your schedules anytime.<hr></blockquote><p>That is an intriguing schedule. I once worked four 9.5-hour days a week and found those days long but bearable. You must not have a lot of free time on your workdays, but four days off sounds really sweet.


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:12 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ADKbrown:
<p>That is an intriguing schedule. I once worked four 9.5-hour days a week and found those days long but bearable. You must not have a lot of free time on your workdays, but four days off sounds really sweet.<hr></blockquote> You'd be surprised. Work flow can be extremely erratic. Some weeks we put the whole magazine out in essentially a day and a half. But not every week, thank goodness. And you're right. Four days off--consecutive!--is really terrific. I have real flexibility in scheduling vacations and travel. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Except retirement, but that's another story.


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 Post subject: Re: They Can't All Be Right
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by larepublica:
I do not have the best journalism job in America, since my journalism job is not in America.<hr></blockquote><p>There is North, South and Central America, which all count as America in my book.


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