I worked at Duluth News Tribune full-time (More than 8 years)
Room to stretch your legs as a writer at a paper that still values accurate, fair and in-depth journalism. Can learn new skills. Work both independently and as a team. Fast-paced, challenging yet fun industry. Decent pay and benefits.
Industry continues to struggle and so does the paper as it tries to find its place in the (mostly free) digital media era. Not a huge fan of its corporate owners. Pay and benefits on the decline.
Advice to Management
Invest more in community journalism -- and your talented staff. You get what you pay for in that arena. So don't age staff writers out. Place a higher premium on local/state reporting knowledge. Stay focused on the digital transition, but never lose sight of your valued readers' and the community's needs.
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