I am doing a dual internship with my local newspaper, and news station; and I also shoot for my school paper. My bosses recently discovered what I've been shooting with, and they have offered to purchase me a new camera. I've been shooting local news with a Nikon D3000, using the included kit lens and on occasion my 55-200mm non-VR lens. I'm not sure whether I should feel embarrassed, or proud. I've been doing this internship for two years (started with using a Nikon F2, been shooting with the D3000 since it was released) - and I've received nothing but compliments on my work, and most of it has been used. Anyway, I've been eyeing the D7000 and the 300s. I really don't care about the video mode. When I graduate next year, I've already been offered a full-time position, one of the bonuses is that I'll be provided with a professional camera. So this camera doesn't have to be "the best" if you know what I mean. Just something a little better than what I've been using. Between the two I'm eyeing, which do you think would fit my needs best? If you'd suggest something else, please let me know.