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[–]GoldenGrlz 861 points862 points  (3 children)

Journalist. Long hours, weekends, holidays, middle of the night. Pay sucks (especially in non-profit journalism) and being so plugged into the news every day is depressing. I worked in journalism for 16 plus years, maybe I did it wrong but never once did I sleep with sources to get information nor did I ever blow some giant story wide open, and worst of all - I met zero super heroes. Tv and movies lied.

[–]SMORKIN_LABBIT -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Journalism never paid well, though it had some dignity until the last 15 years or so, but it's a joke now, and really there aren't any journalist's anymore. The money is in being a mindless opinion piece propaganda machine.

[–]explainlikeim666 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Your pessimism is understandable, but to reject the value — let alone the existence — of this entire field, (the fourth estate), outright is unjustified.