The Worst Job In America? News Reporter


What do door-to-door salesmen, lumberjacks, soldiers, meter readers, mail carriers and roofers have in common?

They all have better jobs than reporters.

A survey by has found, to no one’s surprise, that being a reporter is the worst job in America (for those of us who do still have jobs) in 2013.

The report used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to assess the quality of more than 200 professions according to criteria including work environment, physical demand, income, stress and job outlook.

Low pay, high stress, terrible schedules, near-universal disdain from media consumers, the rise in popularity of alternative online news and the high cost of journalism school are all factors contributing to the reporting profession’s dubious honor.

Personal Liberty

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • James Matuszak

    I’d trust a used car salesman to give me the truth than a news reporter from a Lamestream Media newspaper, mag rag or TV station.

  • cawmun cents

    Woe to the scribes,and their penchant for doing political dirty-work.I’d propose a toast to them if I was certain any of them were better than the wet-behind-the-ears interns that write for them so the media companies can pay their excessive salaries.Oh well….chalk it up to the American experience,and the educators that perverse and pervade our institutions.
    The Ivy League Academics Home for Disturbed Progressive Liberals,(or what we used to call the White House),will come up with a program by which they too can be Mollycoddled into depending on government for their livelihoods.