Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication junior DiAngelea Millar on her summer internship at the Times-Picayune:
Friends and family told me that this was a good “lesson” for me to learn so that I will realize that reality can be harsh. I already knew about reality. But they were right—I did learn a valuable lesson about the business of journalism.
The paper is a product and reporters are considered disposable. What the destruction of the Times-Picayune and the creation of Nola Media group has engrained in my young mind is the knowledge that a reporter is never safe. You’ve got to keep your options open and keep working and honing your skills.