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The Post

 

 

Tomorrow night I start my new job as a reporter for The New York Post.

My role will be as a “runner,” which is basically an on-call breaking news reporter.

It’s different from what I have been doing for the past year at The Brooklyn Paper. Instead of finding and writing two stories a day, most of my job will be to get quotes and details from the scenes of breaking news events.

Here are a few stories I worked on during my three-day tryout a few weeks ago:

It’s a pretty awesome gig, and I am really excited to get started.

I also will be working on my own stories for the paper, so if you have any tips, you can always reach me by email at dan [at] dsmacleod.com.

Best cover letter ever

Hunter S. Thompsons 1958 cover letter for a newspaper job “As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what you’re trying to get The Sun away from, then I think I’d like to work for you.” (h/t Eryk Salvaggio)