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muckraker6248 karma

Wow. I'm a 25-year-old journalist at a small midwestern weekly, and I'm pretty floored by this story. Sure, I've had people threaten litigation against me or my publication for some of my articles, but I've never felt I had to worry about actual physical violence. Granted, this is a bit different, but all the same it's not one of those things you think of going into an interview.

That said, any career advice for a young media professional? While I enjoy my newspaper job, I'm also considering other positions in the areas of communication and media management. The main problem I keep running into is that it's hard to get my foot in the door. The job market is tough, and it's difficult to compete against a field of candidates who often have years more experience than me.