Instead of getting discouraged, find your inner “do list”

Journalists are totally overburdened by the pressure-cooker of this industry. It’s beyond just being a tough job – the pressures can take a toll. Add to that the increasing pressures of adult life that everyone faces, and it can be too much.  As a precaution against spiraling and a protection against despair, over the last … More Instead of getting discouraged, find your inner “do list”

Considering giving up on writing? Here are 6 tips to convince you otherwise

It’s tempting as a journalist to give up and just find some other job. Something more stable, predictable and that feeds a steady paycheck into the bank account. There is also the in-between realm of working a “day job” that pays the bills and doing journalism on the side in one’s spare time. There is … More Considering giving up on writing? Here are 6 tips to convince you otherwise

You Stake Your Reputation on Your Research

Good research is the single most important thing that a reporter can do to get a great story. It encompasses everything from Internet-based research of primary sources, to being on the scene, to interviews, to making inquiring phone calls, to deciphering data, to attending an event, to reading what other media have already covered on … More You Stake Your Reputation on Your Research