|SUNOASIS JOBLOG - MAY 2007
Here's a useful switch. A guy
writes an ad for freelance writers and then assesses the results. If you apply to some of these
blogging or online ads from Craigslist and other places you might want to read this.
Posted May 30, 2007
Young people usually have more of the optimistic energy that can
weather, if not exploit the turmoil in the internet years.
"These students are young, and I'm
not sure they're particularly concerned or cognizant of the industry's problems," Kirkton said. "I think they just expect a lot
of change in their lives and that if they go out of here with a good skill set, particularly the ability to communicate well, that
they're going to find a place in life."
This is a very good survey of the dynamic being played out between students, newspapers, and journalism.
Posted May 29, 2007
Sunoasis.com is making more an effort to include "blogging gigs" to its list of job leads. The uppermost
question is, "can blogs make money?" and this
article from the U.K. features a guy trying to develop an ad network for sites that have some intelligent content.
"Writing about culture is a sure way to lose - blogs about celebrities,
sport and the smallest technology micro-niches will outperform any blog
dedicated to art, design or literature, something that has an effect on advertising revenue."
He's trying to rectify the situation. It's an example of the "long tail," and looks classy to me.
Posted May 26, 2007
Robin Raskin has some pointers and links for the post-graduate job hunt.
You could stay on campus and
do a variety of jobs as well.
Posted May 24, 2007
A writer tells her tale of being a freelancer
of the world.
Posted May 21, 2007
Barbara Ehrenreich speaks her mind, as she contemplates
the movement of editorial off-shore.
Posted May 17, 2007
The California Job Journal verifies that
college degrees make a difference. What type of writer will be in demand? Public relations specialists.
Posted May 15, 2007
Journalism students will want to
read this report from the University of Georgia. In it recent grads talk about
why they got into journalism and where they are employed. "Despite revenue and circulation problems, job
cuts, and budget slashing in many newsrooms, 73% percent of 2005 print journalism graduates found full-time employment in
their industry. That was the highest percentage in six years and a four-point increase over 2004."
One thing the students mention is the need to shore up the art of interviewing. Sunoasis.com has some
very good links on the subject.
Posted May 10, 2007
Is there an
art to the online resume? Well, there is the skill of knowing what "keywords" are
and how to use them.
Don't forget in the frenzy of finding keywords,
to make the best resume you can. Key: Emphasize the results you've generated from previous jobs.
Posted May 7, 2007
The independence of the writing voice, even at a
newspaper, is valued by one columnist. I'm afraid this article points to a possible future path newspaper will take.
Posted May 3, 2007
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