The Post-Intelligencer's troubles through the eyes of a biz reporter
Marketwatch media columnist Jon Friedman writes about the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which was put up for sale last week and might close if a buyer is not found, through the eyes of one of its business reporters, Andrea James, who covers Costco, Starbucks and Amazon.com.
Friedman writes, “She looked back on her career. ‘You are covering some of the biggest, most iconic brands, which is great for a business reporter. I’ve fallen in love with this city. It’s what I love about America. I took my first job in Alabama because I was a Northeast girl and I thought: ‘I don’t really know my country at all.”
“James often ponders the future, too, and has reached one conclusion about journalism.
“‘I feel like I was born to do this work,’ she said.’ ‘I’m so curious. Give me a job where I can get paid to be nosy as hell, get my curiosity satisfied and write everyday. I can’t imagine going into another field.'”
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