Journalists, what are you thankful for this year? Last week, we asked readers to share their gratitudes. Here's what we heard:
Ellie Smith, editor of the student newspaper at George Washington University, wrote in to share her thanks: "I'm thankful for independent student newspapers as a training ground for future reporters."
Tiffany Esshaki, a staff writer at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle, offered some small and big things to be thankful for: "I’m thankful to still have the job, of course. I’m grateful for Malbec, for Pinterest on my smartphone during an especially slow commission meeting, for a news market that keeps on giving the way Detroit does. Mostly, though, I’m thankful that I get to work — to laugh, to rant, to think — with other journalists, whom I consider to be some of the smartest folks around."
Rest is definitely something to be thankful for, even if you don't have a choice about it.
Thankful for the cold I just got, for finally forcing me to get some sleep https://t.co/A7JkCFQG8D
— Kayla Epstein (@KaylaEpstein) November 18, 2016
We can't forget coffee.
— Katie Dohman (@katiedohman) November 18, 2016
— Allison Bourg (@abourg_abc2) November 18, 2016
The little things, like, you know, jobs...
A job. https://t.co/wEePWyRqm4
— Elizabeth Law (@lizzlaw_) November 18, 2016
being employed in a shaky industry that often fires talented people while giving undeserving ones immense praise https://t.co/huInY6Y5SQ
— Polly Mosendz (@polly) November 18, 2016
— Emily Schwartz Greco (@ESGreco) November 18, 2016
I'm thankful to have a full-time job in journalism https://t.co/Dn2KWQbIb7
— Bria Felicien (@briafel) November 18, 2016
— Erica Meltzer (@meltzere) November 18, 2016
@kristenhare Florida's great (but endangered) public records laws
— Alexandra Zayas (@AlexandraZayas) November 19, 2016
@kristenhare Psst, re Thanksgiving. Thankful I still have a job, and that I work in such a passionate industry.
— Kai Teoh (@jkteoh) November 19, 2016
To Smirnoff! And Fahrenthold! And etc. etc. etc.!
— Sherry Noik (@sherrynoik) November 18, 2016
— Ashley B Honea (@ReporterAHonea) November 18, 2016
I'm thankful for boxed wine. https://t.co/5eiIhFlJDr
— Amanda Coyne (@AmandaCCoyne) November 18, 2016
Josh Stearns, the associate director of the Public Square Program at Democracy Fund, is collecting personal gratitudes over at his Twitter feed. Some highlights:
— Berkeleyside (@berkeleyside) November 22, 2016
— Jenny McNabb (@mcnabb_jenny) November 21, 2016
— Gabriela (@Gabi63) November 22, 2016