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Fri Apr 10, 2015, 01:57 PM

After years of silence, I'm in.

Greetings all! When it comes to DU, I'd call myself a long-time listener, first- time caller.

I was a journalist for many years for various companies in Indiana. Then, a couple of years ago, my "employer" decided to downsize. I survived round 1 and 2 of the layoffs, but not 3. Since then, said company has had round 4 and a psuedo round 5, where the job titles within the newsroom were reorganized (with fewer of them available - of course) for which existing employees had to apply. It's pathetic what is happening to "real" journalism in this country. As I watch the agonizing transformation into all things "infotainment" (and I use the term "info" sparingly,) I am vowed to never return to that profession unless there is an overall transformation in our society. Meanwhile, I will work behind the scenes for truth.

I've been threatened with death by convicted murderers, been threatened with libel suits by malinformed knuckleheads who know nothing about law, been goaded into confrontations by people trying to get me into trouble - so basically nothing scares me anymore. Drop me a line. Let's talk. And let's get to work to drag this country out of the cesspool into which it's slowly falling.

I'm all in!

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Response to RecoveringJournalist (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 02:41 PM

1. Welcome to DU.

My sympathies for your experience regarding the layoffs at your prior employer. It is a familiar story for many who are here.

Make sure you adjust your filters on the Latest Thread tab to include all topics (it is the black bar near the top of that tab).

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Response to RecoveringJournalist (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2015, 09:54 PM

2. Welcome to DU

I'm sure your skill set will serve you well in this community.

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