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The old San Francisco Examiner is going "free," while the Hearst family laments the demise of a once, great paper.

A journalism professor tries to debunk the notion that competition among media results in better journalism.

There's a shake-up at Fast Company.

Posted February 25, 2003

Here are some tips if you are stuck in a job search.

The story of one man's journey for a newspaper job.

Posted February 21, 2003

An interview with Roger Fidler, Director of the Institute for CyberInformation at Kent State University, on the future of the newspaper. He see's a blending of old and new.

Business 2.0 asks, "How much are you worth?" The article is worth reading. Look what representative job titles in Media are getting.

Posted February 20, 2003

Quite frankly, I've never heard of a ski writer but here's the low-down on what it takes. If you know a particular sport and can write, you can make some money.

Here's a list of positions in the south and southwest both in print and TV.

People write Sunoasis all the time asking, "what's a copywriter? Here's a brief synopsis of what a catalog copywriter does.

Posted February 19, 2003

Reuters is cutting 3,000 jobs. "It's pretty appalling," says one fund manager.

This is a review of a book that looks harshly at today's journalists.

Posted February 18, 2003

The guy who wrote "What Color Is Your Parachute," has some extensive and sound advice on the variety of depressions that occur to the unemployed.

Be one of the first journalists on your block to own a mobile phone/digital camera. At least check out the specs.

Posted February 13, 2003

An interesting flare-up in academia over using a book in a journalism class.

Where are the hotties these days? Perhaps in the classified section of Harvard Magazine. The interesting thing is that most of the ads are ghost-written by a clever writer in Boston. Look at her fees.

Both these articles provide sound advice for young freelance writers.

Posted February 11, 2003

The unemployment rate dropped a bit in January due to the addition of jobs in the retail sector. However, one economist warns that the January good news will not be repeated for awhile.

Posted February 7, 2003

There is an argument for "overstaffing" newspapers. It's called coverage of the local area.

If war breaks out in Iraq it will be the first war covered by the Internet. I guess that's a hint of the future: Newspapers cover the local area, the Net covers the globe.

Apparently, the staff of the Wall Street Journal aren't happy.

Posted February 6, 2003

Why we are here: As we've mentioned in Sunoasis , the Net will become the major medium when a new generation arises whose habits have been formed by the computer screen. This story verifies that.

For good measure, let us say that the Net is seen as more informative than TV, radio, or newspapers.

Posted February 5, 2003

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