Best of Write Livelihood
Expert Advice (i.e., I’m quoted!)
College Mags Welcome Freelancers, by Jessica McCann, The Writer, June 2009
I shared my thoughts about writing for college and university magazines (I’ve edited one since 2004).
Blogs You Should Read
CyberJournalist.net is a useful news and resource site about how digital technology is transforming the media.
Created by Zen Habits blogging superstar Leo Babauta and edited by Mary Jaksch, this blog offers a mix of craft tips for writers and deeper posts exploring the psychological, emotional and spiritual currents that impact one’s creative flow.
Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at NYU, gets the shift that journalism is currently undergoing, at a level that transcends almost every other expert I have ever come into contact with.
Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, a full-time freelance writer and blogger, offers inspirational quotes and nuts-and-bolts articles that discuss how to make it in any number of freelance nonfiction writing genres.
J-Lab is a center of the American University School of Communication and describes itself as “an incubator for innovative news experiments that use new technologies to help people actively engage in critical public issues.” While not technically a blog, this site is a great place to learn about what’s cooking in the world of digital journalism.
Robert Hernandez, is an assistant professor at USC. Hernandez has been working in Web journalism for more than a decade. He discusses the changing meaning of being a journalist, how to use social media productively as a reporter and is the co-founder of #wjchat, a Twitter chat event for Web journalists.