When my friend Kat Clement sent me some blog love, what she didn’t know was that I was having a tough work week–specifically that my work duties are changing for about the fourth time–so thank you, Kat. You brightened my week!
For all my longtime readers, go visit Kat’s blog: http://katherineclement.wordpress.com/. Kat has a variety of interests, so there’s something for everyone. She has posts not only on the difficulties in finding a journalism job but also her passion for running and fitness.
For you new readers wondering who the heck I am, I am a copy editor, page designer and sometimes writer (mainly features) for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. I’ve gone from putting the obituaries on the page to working the news editor position — one of the first women in years to have done so. Starting March 1, the copy desk will become a universal desk, and while I am looking forward to streamlining work, I remain nervous because things like that always take some time to show benefits. I am also the president of The Florida Press Club.
You might want to start with some of my most popular posts:
- “Kutcher wins Twitter war with CNN” In my pre-Twitter days, I just don’t get it. Actually, I still don’t get the obsession with the Celebrity Twitterverse.
- “Help Desk” helper” With the popularity of this comic, I’m guessing we’re all getting the same kind of “help” from the tech department.
- “What Eastwick gets right and wrong about journalism” Do not believe what Hollywood tells you about journalism. Mostly.
- LinkedIn: Hip networking or waste of time?” LinkedIn is useful for some, but don’t let it be the only kind of networking you do.
- “Clever advertising…for newspapers?” It’s not an ad for the latest Apple gadget. Instead, the commercial sells the old-fashioned newspaper in a new media way.
- “Kanye West: ‘I am a proud non-reader of books'” Even though books be too wordy, Kanye West writes a book and ticks off this reader.
…and here are a few of my favorites:
- “Who said print is dead?” I met a street performer in Honolulu, who has a creative use for newspapers.
- “Fun with Keynote et al” I was the voice talent for a promo my husband worked on for his website, Pilot’s Cafe.
- “Not feeling the love” A former co-worker reflects on our dysfunctional relationship with journalism.
- “Changes” After our third (fourth? fifth?) round of layoffs–hard to keep count–my job description changed. Then, more people were laid off, and I started working nights again.
- “Inspiration” After my grandmother’s death, I worked to regain focus and remembered her encouragement. (A year later, I miss her more than ever.)
- “Picture Perfect Shoot” I dance the night away in Daytona Beach as an extra in a spring break movie.
Happy reading, and please feel free to comment (or de-lurk)!