Sorry to those who think I’m being unfair, but I don’t see how this isn’t a problem for Rhode Island journalism and especially the Providence Journal:
It’s been a great ride at the @projo and a great 10 years in journalism. I’ll always be proud of the reporting I’ve done. But I’m excited for what’s ahead. Looking forward to joining @GovRaimondo‘s office soon
— Jennifer Bogdan (@JenniferBogdan) January 31, 2018
Especially coming right on the heals of Kate Bramson’s jump to Senate Policy Director under Democrat President Dominick Ruggerio, Bogdan’s move to be the new $82,699 Deputy Communications Director for Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo looks really, really bad.
I’ve had cause to point out too many times, in Tiverton, that letting your misbehaving employees gracefully retire (with all of their accumulated sick pay) sends a very strong signal to other employees that they can relax their standards. Just so, all of these big promotions into government communications offices — or government offices of any kind — send the very strong signal to other journalists that they should be sure to keep their options open as they ask those proverbial tough questions of potential future employees.
If they were smart, Rhode Island news organizations would all initiate revolving door policies. Of course, first they’d all have to admit the problem, and I’ve seen no sign of that.