First journalism job; learned so much from experienced people.
Pros: great place to learn; covered the community i grew up in.
Cons: not much room for advancement. company hit by financial problems during last five years.
Spent 14 years working in the newsroom of one of the nation's top newspapers at the time. Started out as a clerk, promoted to archivist and then researcher. Also filled in as a sports writer - covering prep, collegiate and professional athletes and teams. Was a syndicated columnist covering professional wrestling for my final four years with the paper.