There are many reasons why I am not a journalist and some day I think I will write about that. In the interim, let me tell you about one of my professional experiences with the corporate broadcaster.
Several months ago, before CBC forgot to get a CRTC license for their new Saskatoon radio station, I was interviewing for a job with them as a web producer or something. I had a phone interview that went really well, but in-person the interview fell apart almost immediately. Presumably, I was in the room because of the “web” portion of the title, but the all-male panel of interviewers (I think 3 or 4) grilled me on the nature of journalism and it all culminated in the sweetest question: “What is your journalism?” To which I think I finally gave the answer they were looking for: “I’m not a journalist.” They didn’t call back.
And I ask you, with stories like the following coming out of CBC, why would I want to be one?
CBC’s iTeam spent a day driving around Regina, testing the temperatures of coffee and tea from different establishments. Tune into CBC News Saskatchewan’s suppertime television news on Wednesday to see where team discovered the hottest drinks.