No one tells you about brown-bag lunches in j-school, TV reporter says


Self-catering is the first lesson in Stephanie Tsoflias' Mediabistro video about the "Top Five Things I Didn't Learn in J-School."

"You're going to be the only person over 30 to pack a brown-bag lunch," she says. "That's because it's the only balanced meal you'll get that day, and plus you don't want to spend every penny you're making."

More advice from Tsoflias: Always pack long underwear, unless you're working in Florida or somewhere else that's usually warm. "Wear them, own them, stock up on them, and don't be embarrassed."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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