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| Five Ways to Improve your Photographs
by Linda Sherwood
| Journalists are often called upon to do double duty as photographers. Here are a few tips to make those photos better.
| Secrets of a Prolific Writer
by Mary Emma Allen
| "How do you write so much?" I'm frequently asked of the numerous articles and columns I produce each month for print and online publications, along with writing books.
These are a few secrets I've learned throughout the years.
| University of Texas at Austin scholars warn journalists against blurring of lines when reporting on recent events
by Texas U. Press Release
| AUSTIN, Texas -- In the initial days following the Sept. 11 tragedy, media representatives did an excellent job covering "spot news," but now need to be careful to find middle ground in their reporting, say two University of Texas at Austin journalism professors.
| How to break into writing for newspapers
by Linda C. Allardice
| Linda C. Allardice offers solid tips on how to regularly freelance for newspapers. She has more than 18 years of experience doing just that.
| Need a clip? Open a Newspaper
by Shirley Kawa-Jump
| Shirley Kawa-Jump (www.shirleykawa-jump.com), the author of How to Publish Your Articles: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publication Say Yes, offers tips for gaining those first clips.
| How to create a clip file
by Linda Sherwood
| Plopped into a fresh assignment, a reporter may flounder a bit trying to figure out the basic information. Just because the reporter’s first meeting was in October, doesn’t mean the city council hadn’t discussed the issue in previous months, or even in past years. Developing a clip file can help reporters keep track of ongoing subjects. Find out how....
|Suddenly, foreign news trumps local chatter|
| If the CIA had asked me a couple of months ago for advice on how to smoke out Osama bin Laden, I'd have said, ''piece-a-cake.'' Just plant a rumor that bin Laden is running around on his wives, having an affair with a woman ''young enough to be his daughter.'' The American media would have found him within 24 hours.|
|At the Times, Journalists Become the Story|
| Jim Kelly, whose magazine uses a "Fear Factor" headline this week, tells
Gabriel Snyder he wants to shy away from sensational coverage, but notes
that "whoever was sending these letters was trying to hit a nerve that
they wouldn't have hit if they sent them to just Microsoft, Cisco or
I.B.M." The NYDN's Ed Kosner says: "People are going to be on edge.
That's the new world we're living in. The media isn't ginning it up."
PLUS: More on Inside.com/Brill's Content's demise. (New York Observer)
| U.S. Newspaper archives on the Web
| This link lists archives of newspapers by state that are available online.
| Free Journalism Career Guide
| Is there more to newspapers than reporting and photography? You betcha! Find out more about all of the career opportunities by sending for your free career guide.
| Detroit Free Press JobsPage
| This page offers tips and resources for anyone interested in a career with newspapers. It offers job notices and intern opportunities as well. Highly recommended!
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