Today I scheduled interviews for three internship applicants. Three out of three emailed me to ask where our office is.
Seriously? The address is on the front page of our Web site. I almost want to not respond and use it as a test for admission. But I can't because these are the cream of the crop. If people with Ivy League credentials and graduate degrees in journalism don't have the reporting skills to check psychologytoday.com for Psychology Today's street address, how can I expect them to do any kind of research that goes beyond—or even is limited to—Googling stuff? A bit of initiative and resourcefulness, people!
Seriously, I fear not only for my office productivity, but also for the future of journalism and thus democracy itself.
Please tell me I'm overreacting.