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How mentors can help accelerate journalism careers

Few successful journalists make it all on their own. Most have help from mentors and become mentors themselves.

During this week’s career chat, we’ll talk with Randall Yip, senior producer at KGO-TV in San Francisco. Yip and I are … Read more

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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How journalists can make the most of newsroom internships

The busiest internship season of the year is just beginning, and we want to prepare interns and newsrooms for some great experiences.

During today’s career chat, we talked with Joanna Hernandez, director of career services at the CUNY Graduate Read more

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Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

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How journalists can develop mobile video skills

There’s a good chance you already have the equipment you need to add video to your reporting skill set. In an increasingly visual and mobile news environment, that can be a job saver.

During a live chat, experienced multimedia journalist … Read more

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Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013

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Digital portfolios for journalists: What are your options?

Until recently, many journalists built their own sites to highlight and promote their work.

Now platforms like Pressfolios, Muck Rack, Clippings.me and Contently offer turnkey solutions. But do they offer a substantial enough advantage to justify the time … Read more

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Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013

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What journalists need to know about covering education reform

Scott Elliott, incoming president of the Education Writers Association, is the education reform reporter at The Indianapolis Star.

That’s a pretty unusual job title and a beat that Elliott pretty much carved out himself. During a live chat, … Read more

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Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013

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How to use social media to get your next job

In this week’s career chat, we talked with Randy Essex, senior editor for local news at the Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.com and Kentucky Enquirer/NKY.com.

Essex uses social networking sites to find people for jobs in his newsroom, and job opportunities have … Read more

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Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

How to get news apps experience, build a news apps team

During our latest career chat, we talked with Lauren Rabaino, news applications editor for The Seattle Times. Rabaino is a digital journalist who works to improve storytelling and audience engagement with design and the development of digital news applications. … Read more

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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

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How can journalists negotiate for better salaries?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ annual report on college graduates has drawn a lot of attention to journalists’ salaries in recent weeks.

During a live chat, Michigan State University’s Joe Grimm addressed the study and offered strategies for … Read more

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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

What does it take to start a news website?

In this week’s career chat, we talked with Glenn Burkins, editor/publisher of Qcitymetro.com in Charlotte, N.C.

Burkins, who started his site in 2008 after more than two decades with major metro newspapers, talked about why and how he started … Read more

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

What skills do journalists need to build online communities?

During this week’s career chat, we talked with Holly Edgell, the new community editor at WCPO-TV, an ABC affiliate in Cincinnati. Edgell talked about what goes into the job, its objectives, and how the community editor role is … Read more

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