WHEN I HEAR ABOUT ANOTHER ROUND OF LAYOFFS
#REALTALK: What to do when you get fired
WHEN A JOURNALIST COMPLAINS THAT THE GOOD DAYS OF...
Why this—right now—is the best moment to be working in journalism.
WHEN A JOURNALIST ATTEMPTS TO MAKE "INDEPENDENT"...
#realtalk about Tumblr Storyboard and other efforts to make real journalism within non-media brands.
WHEN A HALF-DOZEN ANONYMOUS EMPLOYEES CALL THEIR...
… and how Politico could have done it better.
WHEN I'M PROCRASTINATING ON DEADLINE AND I CAN'T...
Tips for journalists on using Twitter effectively.
Whatcha gonna do with all that junket?
annfriedman: If I can’t make Black-Eyed Peas puns on the word “junket,” why even have a journalism advice column?
WHEN ALL OF THE SOURCES ARE WHITE
…and how Up with Chris Hayes was different.
WHEN I OPEN THE "SUBMISSIONS" INBOX
#realtalk about why your pitch never made it out of the slush pile.
WHEN I'M DATING ANOTHER JOURNALIST
Dos and don’ts of dating a fellow journo.
WHAT SOME OLDER MALE SOURCES THINK OF ALL YOUNG...
…and how to deal with it.
WHEN I'M JUST NOT THAT INTO YOUR PITCH
The no-excuses truth to understanding why editors reject pitches
WHEN A NEWBIE REPORTER FINALLY GETS SOMEONE TO...
Tips on reporting for rookies, over at CJR.
WHEN SOMEONE SAYS PRINT IS DEAD
Time to stop holding funerals for the dead-tree edition
WHEN A WRITER CHECKS ME ON MY WORD CHOICE
And lots of other reasons why it’s good for freelance journalists to work collectively.
WHEN I NEED ANECDOTES FOR A TREND PIECE
On Facebook as a reporting tool.
WHEN I REALIZE NONE OF OUR TRAFFIC COMES THROUGH...
The homepage is dead. Long live the homepage.
WHEN SOMEONE SAYS CROWDFUNDING IS THE FUTURE OF...
But really, here’s how to make Kickstarter work for your media project.
WHEN I SQUEEZE THREE PIECES OUT OF A SINGLE...
How to turn one reporting trip into several pieces, and how to get your editor to give you more substantive assignments
WHEN I TRY TO GET A SOURCE TO OPEN UP
Where do you draw the line between activism and journalism—and between flirting and “cultivating sources”?
WHEN SOMEONE IS HATING ON ME IN THE COMMENTS
When to ignore and when to listen to your critics
WHEN I GO FULL-TIME FREELANCE
I asked the creator of Who Pays Writers? how to know what your words are worth.
WHEN I HAVE TO CALL GRIEVING SURVIVORS FOR A QUOTE
and more #realtalk about bad news, over at CJR.
WHEN A WRITER SENDS ME A BITCHY REPLY AFTER I KILL...
Advice for a happy and healthy relationship between writers and editors, over at CJR today.
WHEN SOMEONE KEEPS TWEETING COPY EDITS AT ME
#REALTALK: That’s not a good way to get a copy editing job.
WHEN A WRITER EXPECTS ME TO GENERATE STORY IDEAS...
Who does the legwork? #Realtalk this week.
WHEN A WRITER TAKES AN EDIT PERSONALLY
How to know when to break up with your editor, over at CJR today.
WHEN I SPEND A WHOLE DAY DIGITIZING ALL MY CLIPS
#realtalk on managing your online archive.
WHEN SOMEBODY TELLS ME I REALLY NEED TO TRY THIS...
A short list of essential reporting tools.
WHEN I TELL A WRITER NOT TO REFER TO HIMSELF IN A...
#realtalk on the right way to get personal about your profession.
WHEN A DRUNK JOURNO IS "NETWORKING"
Dos and don’ts for up-and-coming journalists.
WHEN A SUPPOSEDLY FORWARD-THINKING PUBLICATION...
Over at CJR today, advice for coping with all sorts of poor editorial decision-making.
WHEN I'M TRYNA FIGURE OUT WHAT TO TWEET ABOUT
and other self-promotion tips, over at CJR today.
WHEN I TAKE A LOCAL IDEA AND TRY TO PITCH IT AS A...
…and other tips for freelancing and pitching, over at CJR today.
WHEN I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF I'M TOO DRUNK TO...
This week’s #realtalk at CJR comes in the form of a handy quiz!
WHEN I FINALLY CREATE A TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR THIS...
@editorrealtalk, yo. Approximately 10.5 million blog years late.
WHEN YOU SUBMIT QUESTIONS
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
WHEN THE ONLY STABLE JOURNALISM JOBS ARE BORING AS...
To Sell Out or Not to Sell Out? #Realtalk over at CJR today.
WHEN A WRITER USES THE WORD 'MELLIFLUOUS'
Five types of problem writer, in GIFs, over at CJR. Plus, just to show I’m self-aware, five types of problem editor, over at my personal site.
WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY MAGAZINES AND SO LITTLE...
I made this GIF of my very own coffee table to illustrate the animated GIF primer I wrote for Poynter. Go read it! I reveal all of my GIF secrets.
WHEN A JOURNALIST HATES ON ALL CURATORS
#Realtalk: Journalists vs. Curators: Can’t we all just get along?
WHEN I SEE ANOTHER TREND STORY ABOUT WOMEN AND...
#Realtalk: Work/life trend pieces and when journalistic heroes fall, literally
WHEN I GET FIRED
WHEN I FIND OUT THE DAY BEFORE WHEN I REP THE MAGAZINE AT OUR ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY ANYWAY WHEN I TELL THE OTHER EDITORS I’M GETTING FIRED WHEN I TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE FABULOUS AND A SMART PUBLICATION WILL SNAP THEM UP IMMEDIATELY BUT I AM GOING TO MISS WORKING WITH THEM SO MUCH WHEN I LEAVE THE OFFICE FOR THE LAST TIME WHEN EVERYONE’S ALREADY ASKING WHAT I’M...
WHEN A DRAFT HAS NO NUT GRAF
WHEN A WRITER IS RELUCTANT TO RUN A QUOTE THAT...
WHEN I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF FREELANCING
WHEN SOMEONE ASKS ME TO EDIT OUT THE F WORD
WHEN SOMEONE ASKS IF I'D EVER MAKE THE SWITCH TO...
WHEN IT'S THE MORNING AFTER OUR ISSUE RELEASE...
WHEN I BUY A PILE OF $13 FOREIGN FASHION MAGAZINES...