All posts tagged career

Advice for young (and seasoned) journalists? Ask some very recent grads

Grizzly grads tell us loud and clear: Get ready for digital-first publishing, heavy on social media, rocked by (and enjoying) constant change. [February 10, 2015, Missoula, Mont.] What an eye-opener it was for the journalism class I’m teaching this semester, “Critical Thinking About Design and Disruption,” to see #AdviceForYoungJournalists top the Twitter trends over the last 24 hours. Research they’d produced just the week […]




Need to transition? Move those feet!

Recently I was asked by DESIGN, the magazine of the Society for News Design, to contribute to its summer issue focused on theme of “transition.” SND President Sara Quinn suggested I frame my ideas around a series of photos that intrigued her in recent years, taken while looking down at my feet as I have […]




Landing that design/edit job: 3 tips students need now

For a while I’ve been regularly visiting the Indiana Daily Student campus newspaper, and it’s been fun to follow a few of the students in recent years, track their internships and jobs, and field questions like: what do we need to do to improve our chances in the job market? That topic was tackled again […]




What to do on your furlough: my take

Alan Mutter shares tips on his “Reflections of a Newsosaur” site about what to do with your furlough if you have been given an involuntary, unpaid leave, as some newspapers are ordering. While Alan seems to focus on journalism career development (nothing wrong with that), I’d like to offer a few suggestions, which focus more […]




A thriving life after newspaper design? Yep. Here’s how

[Chicago] Every day brings new conversations with editors, news designers, photographers and students on the subject: what sort of life, and career, can there be after newspapers? And in this economy? To that end, I posted an entry yesterday questioning how we define ourselves, our lives, our work. I recently got back in touch with […]




How do you define (or redefine) yourself?

A visit last week by my college buddy John England (a fine country-western singer and bandleader in Nashville) prompted me to write this post. In our catching-up conversations, somehow this came up: “What would you like your epitaph to be, on your tombstone? Newspaperman?” he asked. I was a bit taken aback, not so much […]