A few weeks ago the article “5 things you should know before dating a journalist” came out and became viral. This was written from the point of view of a journalist who wants to tell their would-be suitors what to expect if they started dating. This article got me thinking (since I’m married to a journalist myself) and I just want to contribute to the discussion. Here are somethings to keep in mind if you’re married to a journalist.
1. They work long hours.
Reporters are probably one of the most hardworking people in the world. They pick their stories, lead a team (cameraman and driver), go to various sources for interviews, writes their spiel for TV, delivers the news for TV, helps with the actual editing of the story, pushes stories to producers to air their stuff, and sometimes they even have to repurpose their stories for web and other shows. Oh… did I mention all of that happens in one day? They come home, sleep, and they wake up and do it again. Note that sometimes the story they cover can be physically taxing or Continue reading