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Photo credit: careercast.comAccording to CareerCast.com’s annual list of the “Worst Jobs in America,” reporters – specifically of the newspaper variety who work late hours and sometimes even encounter danger on their beats – scored as the very worst job for 2015.

I get that the newspaper industry has taken a major hit over the past decade – but the WORST job in America?

This report comes just a few months after I posted about the insanely out-of-whack pay gap between the media and public relations folks.

So, I have to ask any reporters who follow this blog – is it that bad? What do you love about your job? Put this negative assumption about your industry to rest!

And, should I be wrong and working in the newspaper industry really is that bad, then let me make a suggestion to my fellow public relations practitioners reading this post-maybe the next time a reporter doesn’t respond to one of our pitches or seems exasperated by our follow-up on a story idea, we should just chill a bit. After all, they’ve got the worst job!

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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