Media Stuff Journalists Like
posted by October 30 at 12:00 PMon
Whenever I’m in a room with a bunch of journalists at a press screening or press conference, I first feel a tremendous sense of overwhelming disgust. A lot of journalists I’ve met are lazy, free-stuff-grabbing, ill-mannered schlubs. For the most part, they’re covetous, cowardly, and incapable of critical thinking. Then I remember I’m at the press conference because I’m a journalist and I’m overcome with an overpowering feeling of self-loathing.
So I’m pretty fond of Stuff Journalists Like, because it’s got the potential to be a little more nasty than Stuff White People Like. They’ve already pointed out that journalists dress poorly, and that they love Free Swag, Press Passes, and Free Food. But what’s this, at #22? Interns.
Interns are essentially used as mops to wipe up the day’s dullest news, allowing the
professionalpaid journalists who get paid to focus on items that will wind up in frames and earn them the name recognition they so crave. Interns also allow journalists to pursue time worthy efforts such as griping about the death of newspapers or to write personal blogs. Without interns, covering the news would get in the way of these endeavors.
But the best part? The illustration for the Interns entry:
Why, it’s Steven Blum, our former Public Intern! Truly, he is the archetypical Intern of Interns.