Off Topic: Sarasota Journalism

With Sarasota on most Orioles fans’ minds, here’s an excerpt from a quirky Sarasota Herald-Tribune job listing for an investigative reporter (original post on A Few Tasteful Snaps):

But if you’re the type of sicko who likes holing up in a tiny, closed office with reporters of questionable hygiene to build databases from scratch by hand-entering thousands of pages of documents to take on powerful people and institutions that wish you were dead, all for the glorious reward of having readers pick up the paper and glance at your potential prize-winning epic as they flip their way to the Jumble… well, if that sounds like journalism Heaven, then you’re our kind of sicko.

For those unaware of Florida’s reputation, it’s arguably the best news state in the country and not just because of the great public records laws. We have all kinds of corruption, violence and scumbaggery. The 9/11 terrorists trained here. Bush read My Pet Goat here. Our elections are colossal clusterfucks. Our new governor once ran a health care company that got hit with a record fine because of rampant Medicare fraud. We have hurricanes, wildfires, tar balls, bedbugs, diseased citrus trees and an entire town overrun by giant roaches (only one of those things is made up). And we have Disney World and beaches, so bring the whole family.

(H/T Jeremy Ashton)

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2 Responses to Off Topic: Sarasota Journalism

  1. Merlin says:

    Baltimore’s finally getting some notice outside of the Beltway:

    http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/2011/03/stat-line-of-day-march-23rd.html

    Britton’s pitching real well this spring…could be a good sign!

  2. Leffty says:

    Speaking of love for the Birds, check out which stadium is the best in the MLB:

    http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/2011/03/baseball-debate-stadium-edition-part-2.html

    Camden. Yards.

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