Daily Journal (California)

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Don't plan on staying here for long.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Daily Journal (California)

Pros

It's a job in journalism in a major U.S. city. You'll get a steady paycheck because this newspaper is financially solvent. You'll also cover major figures in California's legal community.

Cons

Low pay and lousy benefits. The bosses excessively micromanage their employees and exhibit an attitude towards them that is disdainful at best and abusive at worst. Screaming and threats are not unheard of there. There's a high turnover rate there for good reason. The paper's pay wall is so high that few stories make it into the general news circulation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop screaming at your employees. Stop treating your workers like infants. Start promoting your reporters' work. Start learning that micromanagement demoralizes your workforce.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

6 Other Employee Reviews for Daily Journal (California) (View Most Recent)

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    Mom & Pop Feel For a Mid-sized Daily

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Seems to mainly be a jump-off for graduate students to other journalism jobs. There is a core of savvy legal reporters.

    Cons

    Frequent turnover in positions including editors. Never seemed to be a coherent vision as to what the paper was trying to accomplish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to differentiate itself with more of the insider legal vision readers expect from a law-focused daily newspaper. Requiring a graduate degree means the bulk of the newsroom is comprised of reporters inexperienced in covering the law and in reporting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cost-cutting editor fostered an environment of negativity

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    Former Employee - Legal Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Writer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My job was essentially over by the print deadline so the rest of the day was surfing the web or reading books.

    Cons

    There were some very nice folks and some extremely petty nasty folks. Unfortunately, the petty nasty folks were the ones in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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