Uni-Ball pens, Smirnoff and other things journalists are thankful for right now
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: