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I've just been fired. What do I do next?

I was just terminated after 89 days from a job that I moved 550 miles to accept. I have no savings -- they were spent on the move -- and two weeks' severance pay (about $1,300). I have no family or friends in this city. What are my next moves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2014 - 18 answers

Article about news reflecting/pandering to audience, not owners

I could swear that in the last week or two there was a study that came out (by an economist I think, and it had won a prize - Nobel maybe or Pulitzer or something) about how the news is influenced by its audience more than by its owners. But I cannot find this article anywhere or remember the name of the study's author. Any ideas?
posted by yeahyeahyeah on May 3, 2014 - 9 answers

Timely queer and kink content for my facebook and twitter feed

I've just had an article published nationally, and oh boy is that addictive and fun! I want to do more, so I need ideas to pitch! I'm looking for some tweeters and some Facebook groups and posters to follow who will have awesome kink/womens'/sex-positive/sex-work/trans/lgbt/poly/etc news, criticism and analysis. Feminist and socialist feeds also a plus. Many thanks, hive mind!
posted by Mistress on Jan 21, 2014 - 8 answers

The Post Bulletin-News Journal Courier-Gazette Sun Times

Can you point me towards some excellent regional newspapers? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Nov 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me apply for this news reporter job

I plan to apply for a job that I'm overqualified for but need desperately...and I've been out of the journalism field for several years because of the economy and some personal issues. I need help to not look like a desperate failure when I apply. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Resources on how to write (satirical) newspaper articles?

I've been writing satirical news articles for a website I created, and while my articles have been popular so far, I realized that I've been writing solely on my instinct of how a newspaper article would sound. What are some resources that go more in-depth on the style of newspaper articles, rather than the news gathering/reporting side of journalism?
posted by averageamateur on Jun 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Pitching Help! (Journalism)

I work as a journalist. However, I only get articles in publications due to my personal relationships with the editor(s). I've never been able to send in an unsolicited pitch and have it accepted. [more inside]
posted by GiveUpNed on Feb 11, 2013 - 8 answers

#ReaderRage

How do I tell my dad that we need to find a better weekly news magazine? [more inside]
posted by myelin sheath on Sep 20, 2012 - 32 answers

How to get a blog on Huffington Post?

How do you get a regular column/blog on Huffington Post, and how hard is it? It seems like so many people have one.
posted by shivohum on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 answers

What's the future of news?

I've been asked to give a lecture about the future of news. I've got some ideas, the sales figures, the shift in ad revenue and a bootfull of doom to share. I've also got lots of whizzy applications to get excited about. But what would you share? What's your view of the future of news? What platforms do you get excited about? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Mar 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Model releases in news

I'm working on a news story for the local alt-weekly that involves a childcare center, and may be taking photos in the center. I've done child photography before, but it wasn't 'news' and we did model releases. I'm a bit nervous about parental concerns about privacy, and since I'm freelance I don't have a capital-N-news-organization to back me up, so I'm looking for advice. What's Standard Operating Practice for news photography of kids?
posted by AzraelBrown on Mar 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Shouting fire in a crowded internet

I am a strong believer in free speech and a free press, but I work in a field where news coverage is used as rock-solid evidence with serious, even deadly consequences. I am looking for resources on how to reconcile free speech and responsible journalism...and what the limits of both ought to be, if any, both legally and morally. Canadian/American/British academic articles or books and examples or cases would be particularly welcome. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Feb 19, 2011 - 7 answers

I'm One Minute Late. Where's the State of the Union?

Where are the best places to get instant, Tivo-like replay of just-concluded political speeches and similar events in the US and elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by FLAG (BASTARD WATER.) (Acorus Adulterinus.) on Jan 25, 2011 - 3 answers

News about any and all countries?

What, if any, English-speaking website will give me news about all of the world's nations? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Dec 5, 2010 - 16 answers

What is News?

What is News? I'm looking for any books, blogs, essays, articles, etc. that relate to any intelligent definitions of news or how people believe the news in 50 years will work. I'm not interested in evaluations of bias, the demise of mainstream media, or inane ramblings about Web 2.0. [more inside]
posted by sshelato on Nov 1, 2010 - 1 answer

What will be in the news next year?

Certain news stories are predictable in advance-- because they cover stories that happen every year (like the Oscars or the Super Bowl); or because they cover events you can see coming a long time away (like the 500th birthday of some historical personage.) Is there any comprehensive list of Things That Will Probably Be In The News Next Year? I'm looking for something like this weekly preview from CNN, but over a longer timescale.
posted by yankeefog on Oct 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Trying to remember a daily curated news aggregator site

I am trying to remember the address of a website I used to use daily. It's a one-page site, updated early each morning with a selection of links to Australian and international news stories. It's not just an aggregator; the links are carefully chosen by a woman who I believe used to be a newspaper reporter. It's called something like 'morning news' or 'breakfast brief'. Maddeningly, it seems to be un-Googlable. Any ideas? Or, failing that, any suggestions for similar sites?
posted by embrangled on Feb 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I scoop the news?

How do I find pre-news information about topics for my website, either via research papers on the subject, or by press release? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

All the News That's Fit to Print

For all you media junkies out there: where do you find your news? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Jan 6, 2010 - 26 answers

Stories of local and national shennanigans

I want to read investigative reports exposing corruption or scandal on a local or national level. Please provide me with links. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Is The Zoom H4n Recorder The Absolute Best?

Is there a handheld audio recorder that tops the Zoom H4n in quality, features and price? [more inside]
posted by DumbPoet on Sep 15, 2009 - 13 answers

The best of the best in journalism

Please link me to famous and/or great journalism pieces. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on May 12, 2009 - 12 answers

What are Today's biggest stories?

Aside from Andrew Gilligan's revelation that the UK government knew that the evidence justifying the Iraq War was exaggerated - what other major news stories have been broken on the BBC Radio 4's, Today Programme?
posted by MrMerlot on Feb 25, 2009 - 1 answer

What's up with the funky syntax used by television reporters?

Extra! Extra! The verb "to be" missing from TV newscasts! Anchors and TV reporters omitting "to be," often favor using participles instead. Why? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Oct 12, 2008 - 16 answers

The End of the News Media?

Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please. [more inside]
posted by Gagglehack on Mar 28, 2008 - 19 answers

New Semester, New Impossible Teaching Obligations

Online news sources for reading level 5-10. [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jan 2, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the best major to pursue if one has an interest in studying propaganda?

What is the best major to pursue if one has an interest in studying propaganda? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Dec 7, 2007 - 16 answers

Who decides what the news is?

Who decides what's news? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Sep 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Writing advice for newbie newsie?

Tips, tricks and pitfalls for someone writing short news items? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Quality Independant Journalism

I'm looking for independent, but reputable news sources. [more inside]
posted by four panels on Jul 16, 2007 - 23 answers

Who's writing about the colossal squid this week?

I enjoy reading the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, an MIT website that gives timely peer review to popular science journalism. Can anyone recommend similar sites or blogs that do the same for other types of news. I'd love to find a site that uses a similar format to both cover world events and critique their coverage at the same time, for example.
posted by thecjm on Feb 23, 2007 - 4 answers

where to get press releases?

how or where does one sign up to receive UK press releases? Are there centralized sources or do the releasing parties pick who to send news to? [more inside]
posted by Svea on Jan 9, 2006 - 4 answers

How should I put together a unique local news show?

I'm a journalism student and a volunteer at a community radio station, and I'd like to start a weekly morning news program that focuses on local issues. The show would have a number of volunteer participants (5-10+ other journalism students), $0 budget, portable recording equipment, lots of keener energy, and one hour a week. So, if you were to design a unique local news show, how would you do it?
posted by stokast on Sep 7, 2005 - 17 answers

How many kinds of news stories are there?

Do editors choose and assign feature news coverage based on archetypal stories, and, if so, how many types are there? [more inside]
posted by merlinmann on Mar 26, 2005 - 11 answers

How many TV networks is the US funding in Iraq?

PropogandaWarFilter: How many TV networks is the US funding in Iraq?
Al Iraquia (that doesn't have a site) and Al Hurra and..?
posted by ruelle on Feb 10, 2005 - 2 answers

Stringing Along

How do you get work as a stringer? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jun 2, 2004 - 1 answer

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