Living the life of a writer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. … More The Serious Business of Writing
It’s seriously tempting as a journalist these days to take the low road when it comes to finding work. But if you calculate the time and energy it takes to search for freelance work, you’re better off getting really good at being a journalist. The trick of dressing up hack journalism with the title of … More Just Say No to Being a Content Producer
Yesterday I saw an article on the Internet about a list of the ten jobs with the highest rate of depression. Of course, writers/artists/creative careers was on the list (all lumped together). I have also heard many different talks and seminars in which the speaker discusses how to work around your life to be a … More Don’t Write in Spite of Your Life
The longer you write, the better you become at it. That is simply because what our grandparents and parents used to tell us has a lot of truth to it: practice makes perfect. Aiming to achieve perfection might be a bit high and mighty, but maybe that’s not what our elders were trying to say. … More The infinite demands – and rewards – of the written word
By Genevieve Long Belmaker for the Foreign Policy Association READ THE FULL POST HERE Getting ‘Street Cred’ in Egypt By Genevieve Long Friday, February 4 6:05 am EST Journalists and reporters have an unofficial badge of honor they work for in their careers: credibility. Or what people in the media industry sometimes jokingly refer to as … More Egypt’s Answer to ‘Street Cred’ for Reporters
by Genevieve Long JERUSALEM–When journalists go out on the streets to report, it is usually to record a newsworthy story. But what about when reporters search for violence? Look at the recent events in Jerusalem surrounding Al-Aqsa mosque. Rumors that extremist religious Jews were planning to enter Al-Aqsa and pray there sparked widespread calls for … More In Search of Blood or News?