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Mon., April 29, 2013, 11:08 a.m.

Questioning A Reporter’s Motives

www.psychologicalperspectives.webs.com

Paul Turner of The Slice blog offers tongue-in-cheek reasons why journalists enter professon:

A) To work in a profession where you don't have to pass state-sanctioned tests to demonstrate competence. B) To meet sexy male editors. C) So pseudonymous online readers could dump self-impressed bile on her work. D) To right wrongs. E) To crank out local briefs. F) To perfect the art of always being away from her desk when the assignment editor comes trolling for warm bodies. G) So that she could fall asleep in the break room and have a colleague take out a pen and draw arrows on her face pointing to her eyes. H) Other.

DFO: I became a journalist to make a difference. I'm still motivated by that original intention.

Question: Why do you think most journalists enter the profession?




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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