MARCH 2009 SUNOASIS JOBLOG
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There is very sound advice in this article by Ellen Foley who has found life after the newsroom. Her point? Journalists have skills needed by other industries but you have to learn how to sell those skills.
"Build your new work life around the values you most cherished about your life in journalism."
March 31, 2009
Here is a good interview with a young guy who learned computers first and then decided to go into journalism.
The tale of a 25 year-old print journalist. Notice she is using freelance writing as a bridge to a writing career, rather than as the career itself.
March 23, 2009
A freelance journalist opines on the dwindling of markets
and the future of freelance writing. She is writing from a down market in Portland but I'm sure this is a general feeling.
March 12, 2009
According to a recent survey from the Association of Health Care Journalists, health care writers "have fewer resources and less time to devote to the news, but contend that coverage on health care has either remained steady or even increased in some cases."
Believe it or not a song has actually been written about the lay-off of a copy editor.
This student, graduating from Western Michigan University, is viewing the media downturn strategically.
March 11, 2009
The visiting journalist at the Michigan State University School of Journalism addresses crucial questions for young people who have dedicated themselves to the journalism profession. Read this if you are in journalism school or thinking about it or have just graduated.
March 10, 2009
This is a sobering commentary on the nature of the market for writers.
I used to get into arguments about this back in the early days of the Net. Many writers don't write for a living. They write to supplement a household income or they write because they've made money somewhere, or have inherited money. This fact depresses the value of the market for writers.
The Gawker has some snarky new jobs for j-school graduates.
March 4, 2009
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