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"RJ a good place to work, but pitfalls like any other newspaper"

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Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT
Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT
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Pros

It's a community newspaper where you will most definitely have an opportunity to learn the trade and become a better writer/reporter.

Cons

Too often, reporters are asked to turn out two stories a day, and it means that reporters will not be able to spend time working on more in-depth stories and making them better. The problem with this is while reporters do turn out enough copy to make the daily news operation continue to run, we're putting out more insignificant stories and not taking the necessary time to do more in-depth reporting. This isn't something that's specific at the Record-Journal now, but moreso the entire news industry as a whole. The RJ does allow for in-depth pieces to be written occasionally, but the daily news grind is really what takes precedence most often.

Advice to Management

Allow reporters more time to work on larger, more in-depth pieces.

Other Employee Reviews for Record-Journal

  1. "A Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Record-Journal as an intern

    Pros

    Great for learning and getting hands-on experience. Great for developing independence.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Often times left wondering what they wanted me to do or how to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront and clear with expectations of interns and their responsibilities.


  2. "News organization with no respect for news or employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated news staff and reporters

    Cons

    Management has little respect for ground staff evidenced in the constant turnover and firing of employees who work excessive hours that are often unpaid and uncompensated. Any mention of worker's rights either falls on deaf ears or is answered by dismissal or retribution. Office management is non-existent and news rooms operate in constant upheaval.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to labor laws. Treat employees with respect and dignity. Replace legacy management who blame everything wrong in the organization on the workers who are turning out the news. Treat seasoned professionals with respect.


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