How I spent my Gannett summer vacation

I got an internship — and then the company pulled the rug out from under me! Let’s hope that doesn’t happen this summer, anyway. Phxsoul, a Phoenix-based blog for African-Americans, is promoting Gannett’s 2008 Talent Development Program. Those are the internships where, against all odds, many of the positions are magically filled by minority applicants — even though, of course, reserving spots for minorities would be illegal if it were official policy. (OMG: I’ve said something bad again about GCI’s sacred diversity policy!)

Advice to applicants: Don’t bet the summer rent on your internship if you wind up at a paper like the Montgomery Advertiser. Last June, the Alabama paper was forced to make quick budget cuts, leaving three interns suddenly jobless.

[Image: this morning’s Advertiser, Newseum]

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