LinkedIn for journalism job seekers: 5 steps to a stronger profile

With nearly 770 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is a growing network for professional development. Every week, 40 million people are using LinkedIn to search for jobs. And every minute, three people are hired through LinkedIn.  This makes the platform a valuable resource for job-seeking journalists, as more than 95 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn regularly. …

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Your career GPS: Journalism hiring managers on how to make the best next turn

What makes a job applicant stand out to hiring managers at top news organizations?  Priska Neely, managing editor for Gulf States Newsroom, Traci Schweikert, chief talent officer at POLITICO, and Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news performance, talent and partnerships for Gannett/USA Today Network, kicked off a weeklong career workshop hosted by the National…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Nicola Wenz

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them last summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Nicola Wenz School: University of Southern California  Where are…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Malak Silmi

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them last summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Malak Silmi School: Wayne State University (Michigan) Where are…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Rob Kleifield

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them last summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Rob Kleifield  School: Arizona State University Where are you…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Joe Snell

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them last summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.   Name: Joe Snell School: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Anna Ta

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them last summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Anna Ta School: Rice University   Current job: Upcoming internship,…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Michael Tobin

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them last summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them  to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Michael Tobin School: University of Oregon Current Job: Bloomberg…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Shabnam Danesh

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Shabnam Danesh School: American University Job: Reporter,…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Elise Dean

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Elise Dean School: American University Current job:…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Donny Morrison

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Donny Morrison School: University of Oregon Current…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Sam Cabral

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Sam Cabral School: Northwestern University, Medill School…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Brandon Ruiz-Peña

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Brandon Ruiz-Peña School: University of Houston-Clear Lake…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Dan Toomey

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Dan Toomey School: The University of Southern…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Jishnu Nair

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Jishnu Nair School: Syracuse University Current job:…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Jenna Ortiz

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Jenna Ortiz School: Arizona State University Current…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Frankie McLister

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Frankie McListerSchool: Arizona State University – Walter…

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Class of 2020: Where are they now? Kelly Kimball

The next generation of journalists graduated in 2020 into a challenging job market unlike any other. We spotlighted them this summer, shared advice from their role models, and are checking in with them this month to see where they are now and what they’re learning about journalism.  Name: Kelly KimballSchool: American UniversityCurrent job: Social Media…

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Are you considering a side hustle?

When the pandemic hit, advertising art director Laura Woodside saw an opportunity to try something new outside of the work day. In addition to launching a custom T-shirt business with her husband, she now uses her creative arts background to freelance. We reached out to Woodside to find out how she balances a full-time position…

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‘A whole new experience’: How to get the most out of virtual conferences

Attending a virtual conference for the first time this fall? The Journalism Institute reached out to five journalists to learn their strategies for maximizing remote event experiences. Rebecca Aguilar is Secretary Treasurer and Diversity Committee Chair for the Society of Professional Journalists. She created a video on how to build your network during a virtual…

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‘Stereotypes need to be shattered’; How j-schools can help diversify newsrooms

As newsrooms continue to grapple with racial inequities, we emailed journalism schools to determine how academia is addressing the same issues, and what lessons journalists can learn from them.  News organizations cannot wait for people to come to them, said Tracy Everbach, Ph.D., professor at University of North Texas’ Mayborn School of Journalism. They “need…

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Journalists: It’s time to really start using LinkedIn

Are you using LinkedIn to your professional advantage? Career experts weigh in on standing out online in a competitive job market. Suzanne Alcantara, assistant dean of Student Affairs at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: LinkedIn is a very powerful part of your job-searching toolkit, and everyone should be using it. Make sure your…

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Introducing the Class of 2020: Stephanie Bates with advice from ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is spotlighting the next generation of journalists, students who graduated from college or Master’s programs this spring into a challenging job market. We hope they’ll meet future bosses and colleagues here, who will reach out and support them in building journalism’s future together.  Name: Stephanie Bates School: Arizona State…

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Job hunting? Advice for mid-career journalists

Mid-career professionals looking for journalism jobs during the pandemic should take heart, career experts said. Is it a challenging market? Yes. But prepared, adaptable, creative applicants will stand out.  Be prepared. Start by updating your online portfolio or resume. Then take some time to reflect on what you really want. “Now is the time to…

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Stand out on screen: How to nail a virtual job interview

So you’ve built your professional network and landed a virtual job interview. Now what? We reached out to journalism schools for their advice on how interviewees at any stage in their careers can shine remotely. Treat video job interviews the same as you would in person. “You still have to be prepared, research the company…

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‘There is no pipeline problem’: Robert Hernandez on newsroom diversity

Is newsroom culture evolving?  With the resignations of The New York Times’ James Bennet, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stan Wischnowski, Philadelphia Magazine’s Tom McGrath, Roxboro Courier-Times’ Johnny Whitfield, Refinery 29’s Christene Barberich, and others, the industry is having a “reckoning moment” as conversations about diversity and racism gain momentum. In an online conversation about dismantling racism…

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How to build your professional network, virtually

The handshake is a relic. So, perhaps, is the business card. As in-person conferences and job fairs remain on pause, the art of networking has evolved. Remote connections are the new norm, and those who seek to make the most of the new reality also must adapt. The big challenge is finding avenues to meet…

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