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Advice for journalists: how to explain things well - Vox
There are many different ways to do good journalism, but there is no way of becoming a good journalist that does not involve learning, trying, and practicing: doing the work.

Learn a lot about something. Practice sharing it with people in an engaging way. Find and occupy a niche. Then learn more, share more, expand your niche, and keep on learning. Good luck.
advice  blogging  journalism  work  career  social  socialmedia  newspapers 
10 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The pain and joy of the side hustle - Columbia Journalism Review
“Journalists are the most underpaid people in the knowledge economy, when you think about credentials and skills and people who can understand and analyze data, write stories, self-motivate, interview people, design,” Flood says.
journalism  work  jobs  writing  employment  career  publishing  media  newspapers 
june 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The Suit | Vestoj
A suit isn’t merely a uniform, traditionally made of one fabric. It is, if one is a believer in the power of style, a sly opportunity to play with notions of passing while also signaling dissent.
fashion  men  work  power  sex  gender  career 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Employees leave managers, not companies | Alaister Low
Today I found out one of my good friends left their position at a well known technology company that many people would “kill” to work for. I asked him why he left, expecting an answer like “I needed more of a challenge”, or “I outgrew the position and there was no where for me to grow”, but instead he said “I couldn’t work with my boss”.
management  work  career  employment  leadership  business 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Incidental submission. at The Perverted Negress
I hear so many people talking, myself included, about “managing their lives.”

Increasingly this sounds like so much bullshit.

You can’t manage it. You can only ride it. Submit to it.

And in doing so, with the fight between me and destiny and pain slowly grinding to a standstill, the quiet is filled with some really strange and beautiful music.
time  work  career  sex  identity  attention  power  relationships  jobs  psychology  spirituality 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Wife/Mother/Worker/Spy - Reigniting Creativity in Middle Age -
“Usually the people who keep going are the ones who are open to new experiences. Do something different. Take a risk. Try to believe in the future tense.”
aging  work  creativity  parenting  career 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AP: Study: Technology can overwhelm even 20-somethings
Another one-fifth of the mobile-attached users feel quite differently. These people, according to Pew, are the "Digital Collaborators." They not only are comfortable with technology, but they also are enthusiastic. They also tend to be male, but in their late 30s.

Horrigan said Digital Collaborators more likely have elevated into jobs that require collaboration across distance.

"The live a professional lifestyle that draws them to digital resources," he said. "They are lunging ahead with less fear and hesitation."
aging  technology  blogging  mobile  work  career  information  data 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Is There Life After Newspapers? | American Journalism Review
Of the people who volunteered their old newspaper salary, only 2 percent made less than $20,000 a year. Of the people who gave me their new salaries, that number shot up to 17 percent. The age of those at the bottom of the salary scale has changed surprisingly as well. The median age of those who made less than $20,000 at their old newspaper job was 24. The median age of those now making less than $20,000 is 48.

Here's another surprise: While the overwhelming majority – 85 percent – say they miss working at a paper, they are often happier in their new jobs. Sixty-two percent tell us they had been satisfied in their old newspaper jobs; 78 percent report being satisfied in their new jobs. (The bus driver and liquor store clerk are not finding much job satisfaction, however.)

So it's safe to say there is life after newspapers. But it's not always the life the journalists had expected.
journalism  newspapers  business  news  jobs  career  future  work  media  aging  money 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » A newspaper’s life-and-death struggle, played out in a new medium
"[...] Some of these folks are going to be, well, independent in the fall if they elect to take the buyout and it comes off as announced.

But what struck me listening to them is that they are not prepared for that independent life. I was looking at this from the perspective of being both a former newspaperman who did find a new life in the academe and elsewhere and from the perspective of now being a journalism educator. It is vital that we prepare journalists for this new and independent life or we will lose their journalism. [...]"
journalism  newspapers  media  jobs  work  career  education  video  technology 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How to Succeed? Make Employees Happy - TIME
"Simultaneously we hit upon the philosophy that I think will be the dominant philosophy in business in the 21st century. It's this principle that the purpose of business is not primarily to maximize shareholder value."
business  capitalism  career  economics  finance  work  money  corporations  ethics  jobs 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who Is a Public Intellectual? - Paper Cuts - Books - New York Times Blog
"At the most fundamental level, ideas for them were not building blocks to a career. Rather, careers were the material foundation that allowed them to define and express their ideas."
internet  philosophy  academia  identity  public  politics  career  attention  books  reputation  from:cecily 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Media Work Force Sinks to 15-Year Low - Advertising Age - News
"Newspapers, TV and radio all cut staffing last year. The only media sectors to add jobs: magazines (up a meager 400 jobs) and internet media companies (up 9,200)."
work  publishing  news  media  marketing  labor  jobs  economics  career  journalism  corporations  newspapers 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Eric Ulken | Technical skills in journalism jobs
"The students in my online media class at USC are looking for the technical skills that will help land them jobs in journalism, and I want to help them identify what those skills might be."
technology  journalism  jobs  online  career  blogs  newspapers  media  education 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
American Journalism Review: Carl Sessions Stepp's "Transforming the Architecture"
"In the end, it's not going to be as good as it has been. It can't be. It really pisses me off that editors stand up in front of their newsrooms and spout this blather."
online  newspapers  news  media  journalism  culture  career  public  community 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge The Competitive Advantage to Being Black
"I would encourage us not to worry about why you're hired, because the only reason you'll be allowed to stay is if you're doing a good job. So, whatever gets you a leg in the door is worth it."
magazines  marketing  black  jobs  work  career  counseling  ethnicity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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