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ShoeDg1
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Hi everyone. I recently found out about a job opening at the St. Croix Avis newspaper, and was curious if anyone had any opinions or feelings about the paper. I'm graduating from college this summer, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe, this could be my ticket to move down to the V.I. (My family has taken a vacation there, and I've been in love with the place ever since.)

So if anyone has any insight on the newspaper, since it doesn't have a web site, that would be wonderful! Thank you for any advice or help in advance!

-Shoe

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Topic starter Posted : March 31, 2005 10:00 pm
East Ender
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Shoe: (Like the comic strip?) I love the "Ah-vis", especially the cryptoquiz. It is good to read another point of view besides the Daily News, and it only costs 60 cents instead of 75 cents.

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Posted : March 31, 2005 10:22 pm
Ric
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Shoe,
I agree with Eastender about the Avis. It's a real local paper for STX. The do need a proofreader desperately. In one obituary it stated that the man died of "Lew Kemea". I almost fell over laughing.

Ric

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Posted : April 1, 2005 1:15 am
ShoeDg1
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East Ender, "Shoe" actually stems from my last nane. 🙂 So I'm assuming that the paper sticks pretty close to the happenings of St. Croix only, or do they cover events and stories from the rest of the USVI?

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Topic starter Posted : April 1, 2005 2:53 am
East Ender
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Well, I think it has a Crucian flavor, but they do report on events territory-wide.

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Posted : April 1, 2005 12:50 pm
Dominic
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I used to work at the Avis and I am going to probably work there this summer. It's a great place to work, I like it. Good luck! Email me for more specific questions.

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Posted : April 5, 2005 7:23 am
ShoeDg1
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Dominic, that would be great! Please post your e-mail address, or drop me a line at bshoemaker@bradley.edu Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2005 6:39 pm
SearchingBill
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Can you read the Avus on line ? if so what is the website ?

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Posted : April 7, 2005 6:57 pm
Anonymous
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No, you can't read it online.

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Posted : April 7, 2005 7:19 pm
Journo
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Anyone still here? I know it's an old forum post, but there's a job opening at the Avis. Is it still a good place to work? Anyone on here work there now? What do you think of it as a paper in general and as a workplace specifically? Does it pay a USVI living wage? Thanks.

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Posted : July 22, 2011 1:59 am
Cruz
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It's 2011 and they're still not online. I don't think much of the St. Croix Avis.

I don't think care much either for the Virgin Islands Daily News aka Daily Nuisance and the online paper The Source aka The Worst. These papers severely lack journalistic integrity.

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Posted : July 22, 2011 3:14 am
Journo
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I can do that! I can get them online (if they want to be ...) and I'm full of journalistic integrity. : )

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Posted : July 22, 2011 10:48 am
bathiel
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I like reading the Avis because of it's "hyper-local" focus--i.e., it's all STX all the time. But getting through the myriad misspellings, circular logic, questionable intent and general deplorable grammar can be a challenge. I've seen high school newspapers with better writing standards.

Bernie

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Posted : July 22, 2011 2:37 pm
Cruz
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I can do that! I can get them online (if they want to be ...) and I'm full of journalistic integrity. : )

*-) then you're probably over qualified to work at this paper......good luck though

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Posted : July 22, 2011 9:54 pm
STXBob
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Last time I dealt with Avis, they still didn't take credit cards. Last year, they stopped doing mail subscriptions. And they used to run ads like "our email address will be down for 3 weeks, so fax us." They are completely backwards.

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Posted : July 23, 2011 2:52 am
Journo
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overqualified. hahaha

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Posted : July 23, 2011 11:37 am
stephyjh
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Anytime I pick up the Avis, my hand starts itching for a red pen. I don't know who does the proofreading over there, but whoever it is needs some serious help (like an eighth grade English class).

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Posted : July 25, 2011 1:10 pm
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