|MAY 2006 SUNOASIS JOBLOG
NEW! Check the right column! These are job feeds from Indeed.com. They are now
extensive on the site, for your use. If you are looking for odd, lesser known writing jobs go to this
Is your goal to be a critic? We've gotten more than a few questions about it.
There's a nice checklist on
Blogcritics.org on various types of criticism. Very helpful if you want to review a book,
movie, or CD.
Posted May 30, 2006
Here's an informative and uplifting picture of
journalism students, "defiant in the face of gloomy newspaper news." They understand that "convergence" is easy
for the young, difficult for the old. They know they have a leg-up even before they've started!
What makes a good editor? We've asked the question before. This
commentary by Peter
Osnos about the passing of A.M Rosenthal speaks loudly to what an editor can be.
Posted May 26, 2006
David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize winner, offers
advice to those
who want to go into the embattled world of journalism. "...if you have a hunger to do this work and maybe have a little talent, and you have drive, which is even more
important, I couldn’t think of anything better."
He offers some points about the "war between blogs and print." The core of it
is this, "I don't underestimate the value of opinion writing or
blogging or any of the rest. But the discovery of things that we
don't know seems to me to be an essential act of living in a democracy."
Read the interview.
Posted May 25, 2006
Are you a business writer? Take some advice from
Chris Roush and check to see if your local college or university is doing anything about teaching business journalism. If not, you might
consider teaching. After all, Enron slipped through the cracks partly because of a lack of business writing.
Women in sports media still face an uphill battle. "...they are satisfied with their career choice
despite discrimination and abuse, according to a just-released study."
We are putting a lot of new feeds from Indeed.com on the site
to fulfill our number one mission: Bring more job leads to the faithful Sunoasis.com readers! Just let
us know if there is a category of job you want covered.
Posted May 22, 2006
Here is a transcript
on effective job searches, from Boston.com. "...you make a project plan. The plan includes a
professional objective, a definition of your target market, and a plan for your core message. While you are
working on the plan, you use progress measurements so you can see where you stand." Seems reasonable I would say.
Posted May 15, 2006
According to this story in The University of Wisconsin daily,
there are excellent prospects for graduates.
"Despite reports of the demise of the mainstream media, job candidates are finding it to be a pretty
steady, according to Erica Salkin, undergraduate adviser at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Companies continue to need more strong writers to provide content for newspapers, magazines or Web sites.
"It's a field that tends to want its entry-level people to start right away - yesterday, if possible," she says.
"For that reason, many of our students find jobs when they are available to immediately take them - in
essence, right at graduation or shortly thereafter."
Remember to start studying a career path after you've settled in on your new job.
Posted May 11, 2006
Some of the most important writing you will do are simple things
easy to overlook, like cover letters. This site
has many good resources on how to do them for a variety of purposes.
Posted May 9, 2006
Here are some great
tips and sound advice about freelancing overseas
Posted May 8, 2006
Will a blog
enhance your career chances? Of course it will because most business is online in one form or
another and blogs are great communicating tools. Don't just have a blog; craft it as a
Posted May 4, 2006
Does the phrase "Work-Life Balance," mean anything to you? If so you might look at
this article about how to balance
family, life-style issues in the newsroom.
Posted May 3, 2006
I should have put this One-on-One Conference on
Sunoasis X. It is located in Chicago in mid-July and brings editors from top magazines together with writers who want to write
for them. Both editors and writers seem to profit from it.
Every writer I know has an employment gap problem. Sometimes it's due
to excessive travelling or a visit to the clinic or something. But, there it is and this link will take you to
some sound advice. It's from About.com.
Posted May 1, 2006
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