If there's one thing I was so eager to take on when I became a full-fledged newspaper reporter was the chance to fact-find beyond the confines of armchair reporting. It's a lesson I pass on to you.
|Whether they want to or not, the lonely journalist|
needs information from press officers.
|Great article in the Columbia Journalism Review|
on news consumption. Worth checking out.
It took me several years to pick up this strategy up, which can put you ahead of the pack in your early years: BRAND YOURSELF. It's common for job recruiters, particularly those in the news business, to Google who you are, what you represent and how knowledgeable you are. Ruby Media Group presented a study from Execunet showing 75% of companies are required to dig up any digital dirt on applicants. With the buyer beware notice given, here are some tips that can help you conquer the Mountain of Branding.
|David Cruz at The Bronx Times Reporter|