Budding Journalist Aspires to One Day be Laid Off by Seattle Times
Just two years out of college, 28-year-old journalist Joshua Licks has big dreams for the future. Currently a reporter for the Bothell / Kenmore Reporter, a small local paper delivered weekly to about 15,000 homes, Licks dreams of one day landing a job at The Seattle Times, where he will subsequently be laid off due to the paper's continually declining circulation and ad revenue. It's every journalism student's dream to make it to one of the slowly dying big dailies, said Licks. Hopefully, if I write enough interesting, hard-hitting pieces, I'll eventually be good enough to get hired, and soon thereafter fired by the Seattle Times.
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