Monthly Archives: April 2009

More journalists join the ranks of the unemployed

Just read that the Baltimore Sun is laying off one-third of its newsroom staff. The Tribune company’s been floundering for awhile, trying to claw its way upward and out of bankruptcy, and I guess this is the latest effort. Reports … Continue reading

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What an internship should be

Recently, Deborah Ng of Freelance Writing Jobs discussed the difference between an internship and unpaid labor on her website for freelance writers, both current and aspiring. Ng makes the important point that interns aren’t–and shouldn’t be–slave labor. Internships must offer … Continue reading

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Retro References

Editor & Publisher’s website ran a really interesting column by Ralph Keyes a few days back: “Eddie Haskell and Howard Beale: Go Home! Journos are Alienating Readers With ‘Retro’ References.’” In the column, Keyes explains that many journalists are using … Continue reading

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Use your manners, please

Today is my son’s third birthday. In honor of his birthday, we stopped by Publix to buy some popsicles to take to his class at school. Despite being unruly and newly three, he behaved quite nicely in the grocery store, … Continue reading

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Taking a breather

Hello. I wanted to post something here today so y’all wouldn’t think I’d dropped off the face of the earth or anything. I spent the end of last week and most of the weekend consumed with my son’s third birthday … Continue reading

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We all need some downtime. Don’t we?

Do you ever just get tired? Tiiiiiiired? Tired and uninspired? Or, as we say here in the South, tahhhred? I’m beat. I just had a crazy month or so, and I’m just feeling sort of depleted. I finished up a … Continue reading

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