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A Journalist’s Deal With The Devil

One thing people in newsrooms enjoy discussing is the salaries of ex-journalists currently working in public relations. One school of thought holds that even a big bump in pay would be seriously eroded by the need to purchase a lot of self-medicating spirits. Of course, not all PR jobs are alike — just as not all media careers are the same. And, in Washington, the whole marijuana thing might have interesting implications for being able to live with your particular deal with the devil/Paul Turner, The Slice. More here.

Question: Did you know that journalists aren't fond of their kind leaving the newsroom for bigger dollars and a career in public relations?

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D.F. Oliveria
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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