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June 2008 Blog Posts (5)

It's not the writing, it's the revision

Ben Bova is an experienced professional. When he speaks writers should take note.

He states the obvious and fundamental fact writers must obey. Sit down

and write! Don't think about it. Set a bar for yourself and meet it.

A professional will do this because he or she knows that revision is

the key act. Revision is the thing that divides the amatuer…

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Added by David Eide on June 29, 2008 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

Newspapers are the Canaries-in-the-Mine-Shaft for print publishing

The Recovering Journalist blog itemizes the 900 or so staff cuts among the newspapers in the U.S. That is just in the past week!



He also lists 10 "fixes," most of which are very sensible.



Newspapers…

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Added by David Eide on June 28, 2008 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Please heed the call young journalists!

This is one of the saddest descriptions of the disruption now going on in journalism, especially among newspapers. It throws down the gauntlet among young journalists now in college or just out getting their feet wet. "You must pick up the slack!" This is the most important, crisis-laden period of time for journalism in memory! It is not for the weak. It is a time for deep reflection…

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Added by David Eide on June 25, 2008 at 9:13pm — 5 Comments

Vanity Fair's Blogopticon

Vanity Fair has a schematic of the Blogopticon, their version of blogs that have somehow risen to the top. Almost all of them I'm familiar with but I read most in the "Earnest News" area. I'm still waiting for that break-through that proves that the Net transforms opinion and writing. What we are witnessing is akin to the explosion of the suburbs in the 50's and 60's. It's important because it impacts a…

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Added by David Eide on June 20, 2008 at 4:48pm — No Comments

What are the best "emancipation occuptions" in 2008?

Outside magazines takes a look at some of the best jobs of 2008, including "emancipation occuptions," like an Itinerant Blogger .

There are fun and interesting ideas to look at!

Added by David Eide on June 18, 2008 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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