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Title: Journalism


1
Journalism Publishing
  • By Jennifer L. Frey
  • Chatham County Public School

2
Overview of Industry
  • To produce books, newspapers, and periodicals
    that entertain us, educate us and bring us the
    news we need to be informed citizens.

3
Trends in the Industry
  • Pop journalism
  • Journalism, or Propaganda?
  • Weblogs
  • Consolidation
  • Vertical Integration

4
How It Breaks Down
  • Newspapers - 40 of industry revenue
  • Magazines - multibillion dollar industry
    expanding each year
  • Books - 1/5 of the industry
  • Online Information - ever expanding universe

5
Career Tracks
  • Journalism Publishing starts with a position as
    an intern, editorial assistant, proofreader, or
    fact-checker.
  • Many start out as a freelance writer for local
    newspapers, websites or school papers.

6
Career Tracks - cont.
  • Career tracks vary in book, newspaper, and
    website publishing, as do the skills
  • Similar roles

7
Career Tracks - cont.
  • Editorial Assistants Coordinators
  • Copyeditors
  • Writers and Reporters
  • Managing Editors
  • Associate Editors Section Editors
  • Executive Editors Senior Editors
  • Technical Writers
  • Freelancers

8
Career Tracks - cont.
  • Editorial Assist./Coord.
  • Assist editors and reporters
  • Handle overflow from the copy desk
  • Edit certain columns
  • Copy Editors
  • Work closely with text paying attention to style,
    grammar and consistency
  • Responsibilities vary from publication to
    publication

9
Career Tracks - cont.
  • Writers Reporters
  • Investigative work through phone calls,
    face-to-face interviews, travel or internet
    research.
  • Cover a beat or a main subject of interest
  • Managing Editors
  • Oversee the flow of an ad and editorial space
  • Study market trends, reader surveys, and create
    budgets.
  • Soothe egos, resolve conflicts
  • Create schedules and enforce deadlines.
  • Edit content in some capacity.

10
Career Tracks - cont.
  • Associate Section Editors
  • Oversee a particular section of a publication
  • Spots leads not catchy
  • Fixes stories that are not cohesive
  • Finds and hire freelancers
  • Emails writers
  • Executive Senior Editors
  • Set editorial policy
  • Write opinion pieces
  • Manage teams of editors
  • Oversee content and enforce quality standards and
    styles
  • Plans budgets, sets deadlines and watch market
    trends

11
Career Tracks - cont.
  • Technical Writers
  • Transform info. into logically organized text
  • Develop instruction manuals, training guides,
    how-to pamphlets
  • Freelancers
  • Find work
  • Be able to pitch ideas
  • Schedule time wisely
  • Work at home
  • Create own structure

12
Compensation
  • Copywriter 27,000 - 50,000
  • Senior Copywriter 50,000-85,000
  • Editor 35,000-60,000
  • Senior Editor 60,000-90,000
  • Reporter 22,500-30,000
  • Technical Writer 35,000-50,000
  • Web Writer 27,500-75,000
  • Salaries vary depending on special knowledge
    about industry or technology in general

13
Job Prospects
  • Job market is stagnant will grow slower than any
    other occupation through 2010
  • An internship or apprenticeship is the best bet
    to gain valuable experience

14
Major Players
  • Time Warner www.aoltimewarner.com
  • Viacom, Inc. www.viacom.com
  • News Corp. www.newscorp.com

15
Love
  • The Power of the Press - get the credit you
    deserve
  • Say what you Mean and Mean what you Say - be
    outspoken
  • Work with Words - creative expression

16
Hate
  • Holier Than Thou - how high are your morals
  • Faster! Faster! - meet and beat deadlines
  • Those Who Can, Do…stand on the sidelines and
    observe

17
Degree Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in Journalism, Communications or
    English

18
Skills Required
  • Knowledge of grammar, language and narrative
    (storytelling) are essential skills
  • Conduct Research
  • Proofreading Skills

19
Soft Skills Required
  • Interviewing skills
  • Self-Motivation
  • Creativity finding information and telling a
    story
  • Curious and resourceful
  • Desire to communicate to others
  • Ability to organize language and think critically

20
Courses In High School
  • Business Communications
  • Keyboarding
  • Newspaper
  • Language Arts (creative writing)
  • Marketing
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Math

21
Two Year College - AS Degree
  • O.C.C.
  • Associate Degree Program in Journalism as a
    concentration
  • www.sunyocc.edu

22
Four Year College - BS Degree
  • Syracuse University - New House School of
    Communications
  • Undergraduate Programs - Advertising, Journalism,
    Public Relations, Film, Visual and Interactive
    Communications
  • http//newhouse.syr.edu/

23
Internships Apprenticeships
  • WSTM News Channel 3
  • WIXT Channel 9
  • WTVH Channel 5
  • WCNY - PBS Channel 24
  • The Syracuse Post- Standard
  • Time Warner Cable

24
Getting Hired
  • Enjoy reading, writing and news
  • Exhibit competence, calmness, dont oversell
    yourself
  • Keep it short and simple
  • Less is almost always more

25
Stay focused and follow your career goals!
  • Always remember…the glass is half full!
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