that a Denver marijuana critic has the best job in journalism. It’s a strong argument, but I happen to have my own list of journalists who have the best jobs in the business.
Let us know who you think has the best job in journalism in the comments section.
Meantime, here are my favorites:
While most of ESPN’s reporters have to keep a safe distance from the athletes they cover, Mayne has carte blanche
to pal around with athletes and ham it up with them. His Web series Mayne Street
has created several classic moments.
Remember the ‘80s brat packer who starred in such classic hits as Mannequin? He’s a travel writer now, and not just any travel writer. McCarthy is the 2010 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism
award winner. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler
, Bon Appétit
and other magazines.
He’s not seen as often these days on “60 Minutes,” but what journalist wouldn’t love to spout off about any irksome topic that’s on his or her mind. Intelligibility and political correctness not needed. Sign me up.
Anyone who has loved video games in his or her lifetime has probably fantasized about being able to play and review video games for a living. I am no exception. I could put many people’s names in this slot, as any professional video game reviewer has an ostensibly awesome job. Among the stalwarts of video game websites is IGN.com, and I’m always a fan of fellow Mizzou grad Greg Miller’s work—especially since he gets to review my favorite games
Can you tell I’m partial to sports when it comes to awesome journalism jobs? Klosterman started as a music journalist for Spin
, and has written some must-read books on music and pop culture. His latest coup
is getting ESPN to pay him to write about sports, music, and pop culture for its Grantland
Now it’s your turn. Which journalists do you think have the best beats?