Monthly Archive: July 2017
Net Worked | July 21st, 2017 | #alex veeneman, #Business, #Current Events, #Fred Rogers, #Garrison Keillor, #ideas, #Journalism, #Minnesota, #Minnesota Public Radio, #The Current, #Twin Cities
The Twin Cities’ spirit
It’s a somewhat overcast afternoon as I look out of the window in the small office of my apartment in Minneapolis, where I’m ending my first full week as a Minnesotan. In the distance is the city skyline, a view that echoes the apartment in Seattle where the fictitious psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane lived.
A week or so ago, I made the over 400 mile move from Chicago to the Twin Cities for greener pastures. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | July 19th, 2017 | #International freelancing, #International Journalism Community, #Press Freedom, #Press Freedom Matters, #SPJ, #SPJ International Community, #Travel Writing, #Trishna Patel, #Women in Journalism
Branding Your Unique Perspective
When I saw the editor’s reply to my pitch, I could feel a tiny knot form in my stomach. The anticipation, however, was short-lived. Another “No, thank you.”
But I’d expected this. Not because searching for an old winemaker in Saint Emilion or retracing my father’s ancestry in Dar Es Salaam wouldn’t make for an incredible story, but because my experiences didn’t fit the “editorial mold”.
Traditionally, travel articles published in major publications serve as a step-by-step guide, oftentimes providing the reader with a fool-proof, risk-free experience. Continue reading
Net Worked | July 2nd, 2017 | #alex veeneman, #Andrew Seaman, #Business, #Education, #Ethics, #Facebook, #Fred Rogers, #Future of Media, #Journalism, #social media, #Twitter
Fred Rogers’ journalism lesson
When we try to decide what we want to do for a living as a career, a lot of questions come to mind. What are we passionate about? What piques our interest? Is there a profession that calls to us to help us do the most good?
On the weekend where we ponder what it means to be citizens of the United States, I stumbled upon this quote from the writer and public television personality, Fred Rogers. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | July 1st, 2017 | #Censorship, #Daria Solovieva, #Freedom of Information, #Freedom of the Press, #International Community, #International freelancing, #International Journalism, #International Journalism Community, #International press freedom, #Middle East, #Middle East Press Freedom, #Press Freedom Matters, #Women in Journalism
Get Paid What You’re Worth: Disrupting a Broken Industry
As journalists, we are not supposed to talk about our political affiliations, religious beliefs, share any strong personal opinions. These are the rules. These rules have emerged since the U.S. positioned itself as a global beacon of free press for the rest of the world to envy.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, few people envy American journalists these days. The president of the United States openly, regularly attacks the press. He also makes sexist remarks about women and pursues anti-immigrant policies. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | July 1st, 2017 | #Erin Banco, #Freedom of the Press, #International Community, #International Coverage, #International freelancing, #International Journalism, #International Journalism Community, #International press freedom, #Middle East, #Middle East Press Freedom, #Press Freedom Matters
How a Network of Females in the Journalism Community Helps Me Do My Job Better
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my time in the journalism community and if I have what it takes to hang on. It’s a tough time to be a journalist for all the obvious reasons — ad sales declining, cutbacks in newsrooms, and of course our president’s never-ending hatred of everything we do. But I realize it’s also an important time to be a journalist. Now, more than ever, finding the truth matters. I mean, it really matters. Continue reading