job search process. "Dont' take your mom to a job fair." "Don't smoke." "Don't show up late." Some of the advice that is available
from this article.
Posted March 30, 2006
Fortune Magazine's editor-at-large spoke to Yale students recently. She said some odd things like
don't plan for your future but go by instinct and passion. No, you must plan and have passion. Have passionate plans.
Job hunting fun? If you have the capacity to turn even
this dreaded activity into a game you may be ahead of the game.
If you're an editor, know your
Posted March 28, 2006
U.S. News and World Report has some
questions and answers about jobs and careers. Among
them is a question a writer posed about "cold-calling" a potential employer. The answers are helpful.
Posted March 22, 2006
Stanford University is offering a
$3500-$7000 two-week fellowship for western enterprise reporting. Freelance writers are invited to apply.
If that isn't good enough, how about a
10-day reporting trip to Africa working alongside New York Times multimedia reporter Nicholas Kristof ?
If you're a U.S. university student and write a great 700 word essay and why you want to go to Africa, you are eligible.
Posted March 17, 2006
If you're interested in magazine writing read this story about the New Yorker editor
who spoke at Oberlin College. She has a lot of tips for those who want to go into the magazine
Posted March 13, 2006
According to Editor and Publisher, the
Washington Post intends to cut up to 80 newsroom
jobs through attrition and buyouts. Part of the cuts are attributable to the high-cost of covering the war in Iraq. Hm. Any
citizen journalists in Baghdad or Basra?
Maybe a few of those Post staffers could become political bloggers now that they might be
immunized from federal regulations dealing with election laws.
Posted March 10, 2006
Are you a journalist? Or are you a student looking for a journalism job? Then
visit Newscollege for its "practical journalism tips."
You might check out How I Got That Story from
the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Some fascinating tales from the hard-working alternative press. The first
job in journalism I had was with an "alternative monthly" in the San Francisco area. I covered riots and cultural phenomena
such as a taxi service that employed hippies who put psychedelic designs on their cars. When I went to interview the taxi
crews I was met by a huge cloud of pot smoke. Well, it was a different era.
Posted March 9, 2006
Plenty of questions are asked here about magazines. People who are writing novels or movie scripts want pointers about how magazines are structured, who does what, how, and so on. And, naturally, there are many students interested in becoming writers on magazines.
A great site to learn about all of this is
Mr. Magazine and his fascinations for the
Check out his "What's Hot & What's New" section as well.
Posted March 6, 2006
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