What’s more fun than hiring three people to replace reporters who left your news room? Hiring four reporters, a local journalism collaboration reporter, and getting the opportunity to train all of them!
While in the process of hiring a grant funded education reporter and filling a general assignment opening, two of my veteran reporters approached me and said they’d be leaving in a couple of weeks. One took a better paying job; the other decided to quit to deal with some personal matters. Hiring two people was going to be a challenge already, but hiring four people was daunting.