- After publishing the story on both Facebook and Twitter, Poynter received substantial feedback from readers about the issue — some positive and some negative. Some of their responses are included below.
- — Marisha Sherry (@MarishaGSherry)Wed, Jun 21 2017 12:06:51Its not parents vs non parents. All journalists need the chance to have a fulfilling life off the job. http://www.poynter.org/2017/the-news-business-is-unfair-to-journalists-with-children-lets-change-it-for-the-better-update2/464021/ … via @Poynter
- — Katherine Goldstein (@KGeee)Wed, Jun 21 2017 13:13:10.@Poynter & @rebecca_ruiz get some numbers on parents in newsrooms. An important start to a large conversation http://www.poynter.org/2017/the-news-business-is-unfair-to-journalists-with-children-lets-change-it-for-the-better-update2/ …
- — Bob Jessup (@RJessup44)Wed, Jun 21 2017 13:26:52@Poynter Is it unfair, or does it just require different choices by parents than it does of those without children (like almost every line of work)?
- — Natalie Danford (@NatalieDanford)Wed, Jun 21 2017 13:31:17@Poynter The news business is unfair to journalists without children, too. Is it fair to make the child-free work weekends and nights?
- — Whitney C. Wimbish (@WhitneyCWimbish)Wed, Jun 21 2017 13:35:18
- — Natalie Danford (@NatalieDanford)Wed, Jun 21 2017 13:36:21
- — Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79)Wed, Jun 21 2017 14:40:57It's like this @Poynter survey just transcribed everything I've said about #journalism and #parenting http://www.poynter.org/2017/the-news-business-is-unfair-to-journalists-with-children-lets-change-it-for-the-better-update3/464021/ …
- — Elaine Reyes (@ElaineReyesTV)Wed, Jun 21 2017 15:21:28I've never had a "normal" schedule. Always trying my best to achieve that elusive work-life balance. http://www.poynter.org/2017/the-news-business-is-unfair-to-journalists-with-children-lets-change-it-for-the-better-update3/464021/ … via @Poynter
- — JR Hansen (@JRHansen4)Wed, Jun 21 2017 15:39:50
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Readers respond to Poynter's survey
We surveyed 390 journalists and asked how their organizations' parental support policies are shaping their experiences. The results are both encouraging and disappointing — many journalists who took the survey work for companies that offer benefits, but they’re worried about their career prospects after becoming parents.