Wednesday, November 18, 2009 A place for journalists to rant about their lousy jobs, careers

With bad news coming every day for traditional media companies, there’s now a website for journalists to complain anonymously about their jobs –
Reporters and editors have posted nearly 9,900 rants to date, grumbling about layoffs, job insecurity, pay cuts, low pay, long hours and the painful decline of newspapers and other traditional media.
Kiyoshi Martinez started in February 2008.
Like me, Martinez got his undergraduate journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked for the independent college newspaper The Daily Illini.
Martinez now works as a communications and public affairs specialist for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus. is advertising-free, but the website does sell T-shirts. I like the one that reads “-30-” – copyediting shorthand for “the end.”

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series on Tech-Media-Tainment’s favorite Web sites.

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