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PETERS – Journalists are increasingly in the crosshairs

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WE HAVE a saying in the journalistic profession: “If you’re not making someone mad, you’re not doing your job.”

This maxim is, in fact, why many choose to leave this line of work.

It’s a paradox to be a people-pleaser when your life’s work is agitating the status quo, and a position in public relations might be more placid.

Tough to blame them.

Upsetting people as a journalist in North America has typically been a safe and accepted practice.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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About Mel Rothenburger (5135 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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