If you have any interest in science writing, look
at this article by the
Council for the Advancement of
journalism salary report put out by the New Jersey
Collegiate Press Association.
Posted September 18, 2002
The Sunoasis Joblog tries to focus on all aspects of
writing and publishing, especially as it relates to careers
and employment. We will concentrate on areas of interest
raised by people who've asked questions. If you have
an area of interest in careers, just drop a note:
at the Q and A.
Career Advice from Media Professionals is an excellent
introduction to journalism careers in health, medical,
and science coverage. It provides tips on applying for
jobs and getting experience through internships and field work.
These are remarks by the
recruiting and development editor
of the Detroit Free Press and are worth studying a bit
to get a sense of a full path of development. Things are easier when
you can see the beginning, middle, and end, even of a career.
Look for more career advice here at Sunoasis Joblog!
Posted September 17, 2002
Even at the tiny outcropping known as Sunoasis.com,
we've felt the media recession. Here's a good
summary of it and the impact of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The opinion of one ad executive is that if there is
with Iraq, it will slow down the media recovery.
The publisher and CEO of the Seattle Times has a
few words to say about the conglomerate media.
the consumer of news determines all of this. Is there
a difference between a consumer of news and a responsible,
citizen in a democratic culture? Wouldn't the responsible citizen seek out and buy the
best sources of news and information? Passive citizens don't build democracies. They
let them slip through their fingers.
Posted September 12, 2002
Last year's attack mobilized a lot of people to become
online journalists. It also mobilized a lot of rumor,
conspiracy, and prophecy.
This article raises the question of
what happened to
the online newspaper industry? Why is it merely slapped
together stories from print and some links?
Here's one innovative thing newspapers are doing. The
SF Chronicle is going to provide a service where people
download an audio of their favorite content on a CD
and play it during the long commute.
Posted September 9, 2002
Here is the latest
Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The rate of 5.7% unemployment is a five-month low. More importantly,
39,000 new jobs were created last month. And that's the
fourth consecutive month for new job creation.
Posted September 6, 2002
An extensive article on how people are moving around looking
for a job; where they are moving from, where they are moving
This article about magazines is not, in my opinion, encouraging
to the development of intelligent content.
Even Rolling Stone has become a hipsters People Magazine.
Posted September 5, 2002
Lawmakers have figured out a new angle to jump into bed with
reporters. First, you flirt with them.
Posted September 2, 2002
Here's a sobering story about the current job market and the history of the past
Posted September 1, 2002
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