The Big Time

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

having the big gigs in the news business come with fame and glory, but with a lot of risk also.

Every now and then I get asked when am I going to move on to a bigger market.  It's a tough question to answer because I find the challenge of the next step intriguing, not only with stories I would be able to cover, but the potential future career possibilities that a move would unlock.  But there are a million reasons why I haven't, mainly I'm from here and love it here and so does my family.  That said, I could go tomorrow if the perfect job came along.  But of the many reasons holding me back, this is one of them. 

To set it up, one of the many blogs I read is of a former CNN producer who was fired.  He's a bit jaded toward CNN so it's nice to get a cold honest look from the inside of the corporate news giant's belly every now and then.  Apparently, CNN is now canning a favorite of mine-- Miles O'Brien-- and this is the blog post about it and how the life of a network newsman isn't always lush.  Oh, and watch out for a naughty word in there.  Like I said-- jaded.

Deus Ex Malcontent:  Miles to Go  

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  • by Marlene on Dec 8, 2008 at 08:24 PM
    Why would you give money to Wall Street with no repayment but not loan to the Big 3 which is very much a part of every business in this country? Howmany jobs did you save with Wall Street and did they have to sacrifice anything, cuts in pay and benefits?
  • by Vince Location: Jackson on Dec 5, 2008 at 09:08 PM
    At this point just be thankful you have a job in the business, times are tough for journalists as well. It hasn't made the headlines but Booth newspapers just laid off a ton of people including at my own Citizen Patriot. The editor of the paper gave her B.S. "leaner and meaner" spin on things last Sunday. And mighty WOOD-8 T.V. over in Grand Rapids just announced they are throwing anchor Larry Nienhaus under the bus after 17 years with the station.
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