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President Trump and the press

    Why Press Coverage of the President Matters

    February 27, 2017
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    Back when I was a poor reporter in Florida.

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    My first live shot in Tallahassee, Florida. I was the local government reporter for WCTV.

    Do you know how much money reporters make straight out of college? Go ahead and take a guess. Journalism is so glamorous, the salary has got to be sustainable, right?

    Wrong.

    Most journalists make jack squat. I know all too well. I used to be one.

    My first reporting gig I made a whopping 18k a year. My salary jumped to 23k when I took my second reporting job and I thought I had hit the jackpot.

    The environment, the pressure, the demand… I often felt like a walking ulcer. There’s a reason so many call it quits after just a few years on the job. Unless you’re truly passionate and can overlook the pay, the field is merciless and it hardly seems worth it.

    You may have noticed that reportersย are attacked pretty ruthlessly these days, and not only by conservative citizens who are sick of liberal slants. They’ve also become quite the target for the President of the United States. Continue Reading

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