|SUNOASIS JOBLOG APRIL 2005
Read this extensive article
on outsourcing journalism jobs to India. It was published in the Global Journalist Magazine and
deserves some attention. Reuter's rationalizes it as a way to "free up our journalists" to focus
on value-added activities like interviewing. From the employee's standpoint, it is a blatant use
of cheap labor to depress wages and save money. You decide.
Posted April 29, 2005
The New York Daily News is preparing its
employees for bad news. The newspaper business is, in general, very confused and worried
about the future. It is not confident.
Posted April 28, 2005
The Harvard Business School has tips about
how to negotiate a salary raise.
Posted April 25, 2005
Hell hath no fury as an
FreelanceRights.com is the ASJA site for those who feel their
work was put online without compensation. The ASJA won an
$18 million settlement.
Posted April 22, 2005
Note to wannabe journalists: Things are
prickly in newsrooms these days, with editors checking sources and facts. If they find
problems, "You're Fired!"
The publisher of Forbes talks about the growing movement
of people from jobs in big cities, to jobs in smaller towns. Think hi-tech communications revolution. I think
a lot of the free-agent nation already has.
Here are some hints on choosing a career.
Posted April 20, 2005
Are you a writer or journalist fascinated by
the new ways writers are making money on-line? This article from the
Online Journalism Review will clue you in.
Posted April 13, 2005
There's more concern over U.S. editorial
jobs going overseas, according to Indiantelevision.com."The Newspaper Guild of New York's charge is that offshoring US-based editorial jobs violates its contract with Reuters. The case will be heard before an independent arbitrator, whose decision is binding."
You might like to know that journalists have the
fourth sexiest job according to this survey of 5,000 people. Number one are firefighters.
The Executive Editor of the Seattle
Times writes about the "painful cuts" made recently at the newspaper.
Are you really cut out for telecommuting? This
article from ComputerUser.com investigates the pros and cons.
Posted April 8, 2005
Last week the National Enquirer laid off much of its editorial staff as the tabloid
published its first issue from its new base in New York City. Four out of the existing
49-person staff were kept on.
Posted April 6, 2005
There's a shakeup of staff at Publishers Weekly. It invariably
occurs after a new editor comes aboard.
Wharton has a pretty good analysis of blogs and their
impact on journalism. They conclude there will be a peaceful co-existence; with blogs being new kind of
fact-checking and professional journalism doing the investigative reporting.
Posted April 4, 2005
Read this in-depth report on journalism from the San Antonio Current. "In 2003, the number of students enrolled in journalism and communications programs around the country reached an all-time high, even though, for the same year - and three years prior - the median entry-level pay remained an uninspiring $26,000, and only half of all graduates with a bachelor's degree found employment in the field."
Posted April 1, 2005
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