I read this somewhere
filter. A few years back, I read a very detailed description of a well known journalist (working at Reuters, or AP or something - it might have been Anthony De Rosa) who explained in great detail how he managed his Twitter and other (social) information streams to find original sources and be on top of breaking news. I would like to find that specific article
again. [more inside]
Looking for article about journalism being too concerned with political "savvy" [more inside]
What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
I am thinking of creating a blog that focuses on longform journalism about sports and I need a name. Any ideas? [more inside]
I'm wondering if anyone could suggest a tool or website that allows me to see a list of sites that a particular website is pulling news from. I know I can do this manually by looking at articles and noting the sites that are sourced, but I'm wondering if there is an easier way to do it.
How do I tell my dad that we need to find a better weekly news magazine? [more inside]
How do you manage your time and priorities as work ebbs and flows during your life as a freelancer? What do you do with your days between big jobs? What portion of your time is spent on paying work, managing your business (taxes, bills, sending invoices, etc.), personal/professional development, trying to find more work, networking, etc.? Do you deal with deluges and droughts, or is your work more steady and consistent, and how much control do you have about this situation? What do you do during lulls? How long did it take you to become comfortable with your workload after you became a freelancer? [more inside]
William Faulkner famously said, "The best fiction is far more true than any journalism." But where the heck did he actually say this? Does anyone know the book or article or interview where this quote originated?
What sort of cameras and gear do embedded journalists and war photographers use these days? Which cameras can handle the abuse required? How do they deal with problems like power, memory, and multiple lenses? Any information would be greatly appreciated; thanks, MeFi!
Where can I find the best online American political commentary and analysis right now? Looking for bloggers, columnists, reporters, websites. [more inside]
Bookfilter: Recommend me thoughtful military memoirs / journalism [more inside]
I'm looking for an online tool to create a daily web-based magazine for a citizen journalism collective. Ideally, it would gather articles, links and photos from designated multiple users on Twitter, and allow an editor to lay them out and edit them to create nice, readable pages. [more inside]
I want to read about the dark side of the Internet, preferably in the form of a narrative. [more inside]
Crowdsource my syllabus: I'm looking for the best relatively short music review essays, in a wide variety of writing styles and formats. [more inside]
I was hoping to be offered a writing job on the editorial side, but instead I'm going to be on the business/advertising side. What does this mean for me? [more inside]
Looking for music journalism discussing German dance group Scooter. [more inside]
I have been seeing several references lately to "post-truth" campaigns/politics lately, but I am not sure exactly what the definition is. I can infer what is implied, but want material that explains what it is. Example [more inside]
I majored in journalism and Spanish. My only work experience has been internships at newspapers and lots of Spanish tutoring. I do not want to be a teacher. Journalism jobs are pretty much unavailable for the conceivable future, at least for young people 3 years out of college like me. What else can I do? Where can I put my skills to use? My plan was to work in journalism or publishing. What else is there now that these industries are sinking, fast?
If you had an opportunity to interview a self-made millionaire, what would you ask? [more inside]
The newspaper I work for has asked me to take over reporting about the pharma business. I...know nothing about the topic or related topics. What should I be reading / doing to become an expert as fast as possible? [more inside]
How do you get a regular column/blog on Huffington Post, and how hard is it? It seems like so many people have one.
I want to find more freelance writing jobs, but I have no idea where to begin. [more inside]
What should I do instead of online journalism? [more inside]
Quit-my-job-Filter: Some long-simmering animosities between my boss and me have just come to a full-rage boil, and I need to leave my full-time journalism job as soon—and as safely—as possible. [more inside]
So my freelance pitch to a magazine was accepted -- now what? [more inside]
What are your tips for conducting freelance journalistic-type interviews for articles/non-fiction essays/books? [more inside]
Help me find some riveting long-form journalism to read! I love thoughtful, explanatory, intelligent, slightly investigative single-topic pieces of writing. Can you help me find more? What are your all-time favorite pieces of long-form journalism? [more inside]
How has the internet changed the newsroom? [more inside]
What's a good online layout exercise for journalism students? Seeking tools and ideas. [more inside]
Help me understand a bit of journalese. When reporters say in an article that someone "declined to speak on the record" (which is a phrase that crops up very often
) is the journalist indicating that the person in question was interviewed off the record and that the journalist used these off-the-record statements to write the article?
How do I not sound naive and awkward when interviewing people for freelance stories? [more inside]
How can I translate thousands of files written in an old Macintosh word processing program called WriteNow, into a format that is easily accessible, probably Microsoft Word or RTF? It's a problem. I'm a writer and I used WriteNow exclusively for about 15 years. Now it is unsupported and an orphan. A translator program I used to use, MacLink Plus, no longer works on the current Lion operation system for Macintosh. Here's a link that describes WriteNow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WriteNow
Quick help with a journalism term of art, please! [more inside]
A source has refused to talk to me. Should I drop it or take advantage of a recent opportunity? [more inside]
What does it mean when a newspaper photo caption says "pool photo?" This is a New York Times article with an example.
Help me build a journalism kit! [more inside]
Recent bioscience graduate is unsure what to do with his life. Science writing a possibility. Suggestions? [more inside]
I'm interested in a career in written journalism. I need help figuring out how to enter the field, and how to make a living at it. [more inside]
How do you make seemingly boring interviews interesting for an online and print audience? [more inside]
What are some great articles or stories that would be appropriate to read out loud to a 99-year old sports fan? [more inside]
Can you suggest good books on the evolving social contract? [more inside]
What's that quote? Something about each statistic in a news article reducing readership by x%. I can't for the life of me remember the exact words and who said it.
How can I write better headlines for my college newspaper? [more inside]
Where should/is my career-life headed next? [more inside]
I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
What is the best forum in the United Kingdom for lengthy, in-depth narrative journalism, as exemplified in the United States by the New Yorker? I am aware of the New Statesman, the Spectator, and Prospect, but in my limited experience these seem more narrowly focused on current affairs and politics.
So, I'm looking for well-written profiles of scientists or other outstanding examples of "narrative science journalism". [more inside]
Help me transition from journalism to a development/NGO/UN career ... without a master's! [more inside]
What are the most important pieces of journalism in regards to war coverage? [more inside]
A case-study in journalism: after entering academia (j-school staff), will a feature writer say goodbye to creativity? [more inside]