This is a Writer’s Lifeguard column Jules Older wrote before we started publishing his commentary here on Displaced Journalists. If you’re sensitive about reading what a few Amazon reviewers called “raunchy” language in reference to one of the books Jules mentions, stop reading now. Otherwise, enjoy. It’s one of those pieces that never loses its […]
In a recent Boulder Daily Camera story about the University of Colorado’s decision to close its journalism school, several sources wondered whether more J-schools will soon close. They won’t, not as long as visionless journalism schools are willing to take tuition from students blind to the harsh realities of the profession.
Do you ever feel like caving in and writing “for exposure”? Do you just want a reminder of why you haven’t done so? Watch the Harlan Ellison video: Pay the Writer. It’s a classic.
Displaced Journalists: Apply by April 15 at 11:59 PDT to receive a multimedia editing fellowship from the Maynard Institute at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevado-Reno.
By Matt Smith San Francisco Weekly Blogs Julian Assange is a paranoid, misguided, smelly bag lady — not an open government hero. And New York Times executive editor Bill Keller? Well, he is a cynical dissembler interested more in covering his own ass than telling the truth. A couple hundred journalists, including yours truly, assembled over […]