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Why, oh why, can't we have a better press corp?


With Cairo in flames, a member of the White House press corp asks a question about the reporting structure involving the next White House press secretary. "Will the new press secretary have your office?" is an actual question.



Submitted by jm on

I came across these income figures while researching an unrealized post a week or so ago.

Top paying states for the Reporters and Correspondents occupation classification: Number one is the District of Columbia with a annual mean wage of $74,950.

If you were to ask a DC journalist why this might be the case you would undoubtedly be told that these individuals are the creme de la creme of the profession who have risen to the top by dint of their superior intellect, analytical ability and sheer hard work.

While this is the case with people like Dana Priest, Walter Pincus, Seymour Hersch and McClatchy's Washington bureau, I gotta think that the wage differential has much, much more to do with what the overwhelming majority of the Washington press corps are willing to overlook.