Sunday, December 7, 2008

Seeking quotes for journalism careers book

I’m under contract with a popular career guide publisher to write a book on how to become a journalist in the Digital Age.

The book is for students and entry-level job seekers. It focuses on what skills, education, training, experience, etc. will be necessary to land a good job and be a successful journalist in the coming 5-10 years. The release date is this spring.

I want to hear from working journalists, media company recruiters and career services staff on stuff like: What types of jobs are out there? What types of jobs have been scaled back? What sort of jobs will there be in the future? Realistically, what kinds of jobs can someone get right out of college? What skills do young journalists need and where can they get training? What can young journalists do to make themselves standout among other interns or staff? Do you have one piece of advice that new journalists shouldn’t live without?

Good information that isn’t used in my book may be used for, or for a future article in a trade publication like Quill or The Communicator.

Please e-mail your response to book[at] or fill out this form. Remember to include your title or qualifications. Thanks.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, September 1, 2008

NYC seminar: The future of magazines

The Center for Communication on October 2nd will host a free seminar on the future of the magazine industry. Here are the details:
WHAT: " Magazines: Survival of the Fittest." With the digital revolution taking its toll, many magazines are struggling to stay afloat. How do health and fitness glossies continue to thrive in this difficult climate? Learn from the genre's leading editors and publishers what the future holds for the industry.

WHO: Valerie Latona, Editor in Chief, Shape; Bill Stump, VP, Brand Editor, Men's Health; Chris Lambiase, Publisher, Runner's World and Running Times; Dana Points, Executive Editor, SELF; Moderator: Jeff Bercovici, Blogger, "Mixed Media,"

WHEN: Thursday, October 2; 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street (between Lexington and Third)
Space is limited. R.S.V.P. online at, by e-mail at, or by phone at (212) 686-5005.

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