SUNOASIS JOBLOG - July 2007
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The American Chronicle has an interview with "working writer Nick Daws."
He recommends reading a lot of long feature articles in the top publications. I always tell writers
to get "Follow The Story," by James B. Stewart.
Posted July 30, 2007
According to this expert, employers are trending toward people with "soft skills."
"Campus recruiters and the hiring managers that entry-level jobseekers encounter after graduation
look for how well candidates can communicate, build relationships, and solve complex problems."
Posted July 26, 2007
Joe Grimm, of Poynter Online, has some tips for would-be copy editors on how to present
Here are some tips on
how to run a freelance business.
I've noticed a lot of demand recently for freelance writers to write PR releases.
These tips should do the trick!
Posted July 19, 2007
The freelance writer is admired by young people in China.
I think Yuan Shunhua, commercial photographer, has the system down!
Posted July 17, 2007
Students are always curious what it takes to become an editor. In promoting the idea of more
minority editors, this article in Diverse gives some insight into
preparing for an editor's career.
Jack Shafer, of Slate, speculates on what downsizing will do to newspapers. He makes the case
that it doesn't have to be all bad.
Two groups feeling the pinch are Editorial Cartoonists.
Posted July 16, 2007
Are you interested in internships? Read the account of
new interns at a daily newspaper.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has come out with a report that shows
that hundreds of journalists have had to flee their homelands since 2001 for fear of getting whacked and other harassments.
The Public Eye has compiled the 10 best quotes about journalism. It
oddly leaves out the best one, "...to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
Posted July 11, 2007
There is an excellent account in the Columbia Journalism Review about
staffers from the Dallas
Morning News and what happened to them after their contracts were bought out.
The article is a great survey of what occurs in modern daily newsrooms to the
people who work in them.
Posted July 5, 2007
Do you need some secrets on writing reviews your audience will like?
Well, here they are.
A columnist meditates on the writing life.
Writers learn quickly not to be defeated by numbers.
Posted July 2, 2007
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