Job leads, News, and Conversations with Those Who Write and Edit
Students shouldn't be discouraged from going into journalism despite all the gloomy news. This article from Online Journalism Review surveys how Journalism schools and departm... accommodating an increasing interest in journalism and writing to the changing realities of the journalism profession.
A veteran news reporter put it this way: "I would advise students to go into journalism. If they have a passion for news reporting, by all means go for it. They just need to understand that the format is changing. But that's always been true. Blogs didn't exist for me when I graduated from college 28 years ago. It's an even more rapid change now. But if you care about writing about news, there will be a place for you."
Craigslist gets a bad rap from time to time. When I comb job leads with CL I am very careful and can usually spot a bad ad right off. But, as this story from the Minneapolis Post shows,
sometimes a Craigslist ad can do wonders for a writer.
Reuters has a handbook for journalism that is very useful for journalists and freelance writers.
Here's a two-parter that describes what writers may face in the ne... in the "everything is free, whoopee," 21st century. The
second part is a bit more realistic about content-being-free and suggests writers will be more colloborators with publishers and agents since those entities will be weakened by the new publishing model(s) now arising.