Getting freelance journalism jobs as a new grad

In case you didn’t know, freelance journalism jobs are not just for grizzled veterans anymore. According to the Annual Surveys of Journalism & Mass Communications Graduates, the percentage of those with both full and part-time jobs who also do freelancing is growing.  For the 2012 cohort, 34.7% of full-time employees say they also work freelance …

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Top multimedia journalism skills used on the job

The Annual Surveys of Journalism & Mass Communications Graduates is out, and once again it’s critical reading for anyone looking for a job in the industry. Here’s a list of some of the key findings as they relate to multimedia skills: Whether you plan to work in journalism or PR, you’re going to need to …

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What works online — tips from a Web producer

Maybe this is merely anecdotal evidence, but it seems like more and more online editors are coming from the newscast producing ranks. Take Renee Johnson, for example, who runs the website for WLOX-TV in Biloxi; the former producer is now running the show online. She says to drive social, mobile and online traffic, you have …

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How CBS Newspath finds good stories

One of the toughest part of a journalist’s job is coming up with a good story to tell every day, but what if you had to find stories that would work across the entire country?  That’s the job of those working for CBS Newspath, the news service that the network provides to its affiliates. Journalism …

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Editing sequences for TV news

No matter how much you read about how to put together a video sequence, it’s always better to see the process in action. Many thanks to Dave Wertheimer for sharing this how-to that he produced for the NPPA Video Workshop. If you ever get confused about screen direction or the “imaginary line,” take a look …

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