Most of this information is correct

. . . on Mars, or some other place not actually inhabited by American newspapers. Dear friends remaining in the newspaper business: read this alleged primer to “Editorial Positions and Annual Salaries at Small and Large Newspapers,” and tell me if any part of it (aside from the generally low rates of pay) has any semblance to reality in a real-life newsroom. A sample:

When breaking news requires expert opinions, the editor-in-chief will assign the editor-at-large (who is familiar with that kind of news) to prepare an editorial, which he completes on a tight deadline (usually within 24 hours or sooner).

The rest, here.

Where this person gets his information, I have no idea (and that’s a problem. Readers should know where information comes from).


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