Tackling Today’s Job Market

One professor quoted in this New York Times story says the journalists of the future will have to “invent their own jobs.” At Thursday’s Digital Journalism Job Summit, we will hear from three inspiring examples of Web-empowered journalists:

  • Rebecca Aguilar has 28 years of experience in broadcast journalism, most recently at Fox4 in Dallas. Her most recent venture has been founding and running Wise Latinas Linked, an online community with nearly 3,000 fans on Facebook.
  • Recent UNT Journalism grad Matt Goodman is now digital media producer for CBS-11, where he runs the station’s website on weekends and helps manage its social media accounts.
  • Web editor Travis Hudson has worked for two years at The Dallas Morning News, where he is responsible for engaging online readers through the use of blogs, live chats and social media.

    Tweet a question for our guest speakers using the #j2380 hashtag by noon Thursday.

    Meanwhile, here are Batsell’s favorite journalism jobs links:

    Poynter.org’s searchable job database
    Lost Remote (TV-related digital journalism jobs)
    Wired Jobs (via Publish2.com)
    DFW Communicators Job Bank

    Joe Grimm’s Career Strategies for Journalists (previous version)
    Joe Grimm’s “Ask The Recruiter” column for Poynter Online

    I routinely add job-related links to my delicious page under the tags “jobmarket” and “jobs

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