A reader was kind enough to e-mail me about the latest Joplin Globe advertisement with JournalismJobs.com
Apparently, solid, hard-hitting reporters is no longer enough. The headline on the ad indicates Globe editors are now seeking "dynamic newshounds."
The ad reads:
"The Joplin Globe, a highly decorated daily nestled in the gateway to the beautiful Ozarks, is looking for energetic reporters who know how to cover a beat and love the chase. This is a demanding but highly rewarding job for true journalists who see the mission and want to broaden their careers by working with a highly experienced team of reporters and editors. Please submit your resume and three best news clips to firstname.lastname@example.org, or The Joplin Globe, Attn: Editor Edgar Simpson, 117 E. Fourth St., Joplin, Mo., 64801."
There's your problem right there. If the Globe spent more time covering the news and less time decorating its paper, it probably would not have all of these competitors springing into existence.