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Posts Tagged ‘Mediabistro course’

How To Maintain a Work Appropriate Social Media Presence

It can be hard to separate the professional from the personal, especially when it comes to social media. Many journalists seem to have a hard time keeping their thoughts to themselves these days and the results are never pretty.

Remember when Shea Allen, the former investigative reporter for WAAY in Huntsville, Ala. got fired for her controversial blog (where she confessed to, among other things, going bra-less on live TV?) Or what about the NBC staffer who was fired for posting an embarrassing video of Bryant Gumbel on the Today Show from 1994, looking foolish and wondering aloud, “What is the Internet, anyway?”

There are so many examples of employees embarrassing themselves on social media platforms (and ultimately paying the price for it). After all, we live in a world where over-sharing is the norm, and privacy has become a thing of the past. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!

New Mediabistro Online Conference: Copy Editing 101

All the copy editing skills you need rolled into one incredible online learning event. Join us for our 4-week Copy Editing 101 online conference and event starting March 6, 2013. We’ll show you how to launch a career as a copy editor.

Each week, watch and interact with our keynote speakers through live webcasts. Group discussion, peer interaction, and homework assignments will give you the confidence to take on copy editing as a career and land work. Speakers include Jack Murnighan (content director for Babble) and Constance Hale (author, Vex, Hex, Smash, and Smooch). Early registration rates are available now, so sign up soon.