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Pros
  • "Great place to work for people are very friendly(in 6 reviews)

  • "It's great experience for someone starting out in the journalism industry but move on do not get stuck their forever(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "New employees get stuck at the bottom of the barrel, and there's lots of office politics and pitches/ideas have to be approved by many editors(in 7 reviews)

  • "No room for growth after the internship(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to be a journalist (on most days, anyway)

      Jul 23, 2016 - Journalist in Melville, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Newsday has been a great place for me to work, grow as a journalist and feel appreciated by the people who manage the newsroom. I was on this site checking another company, got curious to see Newsday's reviews and was shocked at all the negativity, so I had to add my two cents. This remains a real news publication with a successful print product that pursues ambitious journalistic projects and publishes enterprise stories on a regular basis. It's daily coverage of local issues is superb and maintains some standards that keep it from becoming the all sensational tabloid that we're used to in the city. I would venture to say this is probably the best tabloid size publication in the United States. The paper is not just the paper, but also a website and app that, yes, could use some upgrading to be more readable, but delivers quality content and is updated throughout the day.

      Cons

      It is true. There's quite a lot of micro-managing going on from management to editors and editors to most reporters. But guess what? This is how the publication keeps its standards at a pretty consistent level. It is not a situation that a smart person can't work around. Many of the staff members who have left in bad terms were pretty difficult people to work with in the first place, so it's unlikely they'll find another employer that will tolerate their narcissistic personalities. I think Newsday can improve and that its current editors need not forget what makes the place respected: strong journalism, bold writing and a tradition of enterprise work. They need not be so afraid of rocking the vote, as long as the journalism is solid, and they shouldn't turn back on a tradition of descriptive writing that sets the place apart from your meat-and-potatoes dailies in the city.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Working at Newsday

      Dec 29, 2019 - Web Producer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great place to work alongside distinguished journalists

      Cons

      New employees get stuck at the bottom of the barrel, and there's lots of office politics and pitches/ideas have to be approved by many editors

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Too cautious to be a real news outlet

      Dec 19, 2019 - Newspaper Reporter in Melville, NY
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      Pros

      Union protection against layoffs

      Cons

      The editors are too cautious, stories are neutered of interesting information and language, taking the reporter’s voice out of the writing.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Dead End Job, Corrosive Work Environment and Worst Newsroom in Which I Have Ever Worked.

      Oct 30, 2018 - Reporter in Melville, NY
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      Pros

      Salary was not terrible, but not inline with the current job market, and you lose out once you consider benefits and the cost of commuting and toll the job takes on your family.

      Cons

      No drive to win or break news. Editors who are too afraid to be first and happy to follow others on major scoops. They champion lack of competition and love to talk about how they are the only game in town, which are not winning qualities in the news business. Stories that sits for weeks, months or do not run at all. Too focused on the newspaper versus new media. Corrosive newsroom culture which leads to low morale and infectious level of unhappiness. Problematic level of racism. It's a culture where people are trying to cover their own but and will throw you under the bus, leading to a day-to-day environment in which you do not know who to trust. Employees who feel like they are trapped, especially those who are raising families on Long Island. Expectation to be at your desk with vindictive editors who want you there because they have to be there. Company policy during a blizzards where there is a state-wide warning to avoid the roads: non-essential employees are expected to come to the office or forfeit personal days instead of being allowed to work from home. Lots of unimportant meetings. Cheap when it comes to sourcing and expense accounts. Always about five-10 years behind the rest of the industry when it comes to being on the cutting edge. Poor mentorship. Don't listen to employees, and a culture in which people employees are reprimanded for lodging constructive criticism. Lots of talk but no action, or action that is not substantive. Lots of attrition. Terrible benefits, with multiple employees have complained of going into debt because of high high deductible health care plan. No leave for parents to be. People joke that this is a place you go to pasture. Sadly, it's true. Newsday = Dead end.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      editorial department

      May 30, 2016 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Still doing strong and ambitious print journalism as other tabloids dumb down content and presentation. Large office space in LI with parking. Intelligent and hard-working reporters and editors. Small 401K Match, decent, competitive salary. Average vacation time

      Cons

      Essentially, when you work for Newsday, expect to give up your social life, sanity, freedom and more. Staffers are micromanaged to complete insanity, journalism practices are way behind the times — and it shows. Good luck making a decision on your own, the smallest of things can spark hours of pointless meetings as top editors agonize over a decision they will make for you. Expect to work hours beyond what you think is normal — and if you ever complain about work-life balance, they will just yes to death and do nothing about it. They will probably end up just giving you more work to do. Morale is terrible, and there's resentment towards upper management. You will be treated like a robot and bled to death until you can't take it anymore. The littlest mistake you make will always become a giant ordeal, creating a scared and neurotic environment. It's a hyper-corporate environment to the max. The fact that you work for Cablevision is constantly hanging over you. (Also the health insurance is terrible) Yes, the product is good, but you must ask yourself if the agony of working there is worth it. It is not.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Only plus side is pay

      Aug 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      They pay well compared to other media outlets in the tri-state area, but that can leave you feeling trapped because you know you can't really get a comparable salary elsewhere.

      Cons

      Poor newsroom leadership. Editors allow their personal drama with each other to interfere with reporters actually collaborating. Most newsrooms encourage teamwork, we're all in this together mindset, not really the case here.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Reporter experience

      Apr 3, 2015 - Reporter in Melville, NY
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      Pros

      Great resources. Nice salary and decent benefits. Raises promised by union contract. Hefty mileage reimbursement. Long Island is very corrupt.

      Cons

      Senior editors not great. Long Island is corrupt, but many stories not written or written poorly due to actions of senior editors.

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