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Patrick Dolan
13 Ratings
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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Dec 1, 2020 - Staff Writer in Melville, NY
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      Pros

      Management is handling the pandemic well and cares about good journalism.

      Cons

      The industry is facing tough times.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      editorial department

      May 30, 2016 -  in New York, NY
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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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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

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

      Jul 23, 2016 - Journalist in Melville, NY
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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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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Newsday is not what it once was, but it's still pretty decent

      Jul 14, 2014 - Writer in Melville, NY
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      Pros

      Awesome tradition and resources, fair compensation, smart people, good exposure

      Cons

      Not concentrating on doing amazing journalism or cutting edge opinion, everyone is just trying to survive Brutally bad website design and functionality No news sense on web team at all

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ups and Downs

      Sep 11, 2010 -  in Melville, NY
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      Pros

      Newsday of old was a great place for interesting journalism. There were talented people working there and a commitment to hiring people of diverse backgrounds. Employees were encouraged to try new ideas and spread their wings.

      Cons

      Life-work balance suffered Innovation eventually stifled Economy eroded stability of newspaper, forcing layoffs Change of ownership threatened quality of journalism

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Writer

      May 28, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      It's great experience for someone starting out in the journalism industry but move on do not get stuck their forever.

      Cons

      No teamwork, they overwork and under pay their staff. They are not investing in the future they are still stuck in the print world. Mangers do not care nor do any work...rules are consistently made up about taking time off and other benefits. The human resource department doesn't help and they just cause more harm then help.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      My time at Newsday

      Jul 14, 2015 -  in Huntington, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's the only game in town for daily journalism. My last year was prior to 2011, but Glassdoor didn't allow me the option to go farther back.

      Cons

      Concentration on clicks, not on work done.

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