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Make Your Resume Work Harder For You (15 minutes)
Posted Jan 4, 2011
  Enhance Your Career: The Power of Groups (17 minutes)
Posted Oct 28, 2010
Forget most of what you know about resumes. We'll teach you the latest strategies so that your CV will stand out and get noticed.  more details

Job Search, Intro, Crash Course, Resumes
  When people work together, incredible things can happen. We'll show you how forming or joining a group can help you get a job, become a better writer, and have a happier, more productive life.  more details

For Authors, Intro, Crash Course, Personal Development
 
Enhance Your Career: The Informational Interview (17 minutes)
Posted Oct 27, 2010
  Better Webcasting (18 minutes)
Posted Mar 11, 2010
The most important meeting of your career might not be a job interview. Sitting down with the right person can lead to new opportunities, better relationships, and greater successes. We'll show you how.  more details

Job Search, Intro, Crash Course
  Frustrated by webcasts? We'll show you how to ensure that your next webinar is entertaining and error-free.  more details

Crash Course, Webcasting
 
Breaking Into Public Relations (9 minutes)
Posted Nov 13, 2009
  Get a Book Deal: Find an Agent Online (12 minutes)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
PR is a great field for career changers and versatile new grads. Let PR Newser's Jason Chupick give you the goods on the skills you'll need to succeed and how to get your career in gear.  more details

Public Relations, Crash Course
  As the publishing industry undergoes a reinvention, the competition to be represented and published has grown steeper. How can you make your query stand out from hundreds of others? In this tutorial, we'll show you the top online resources to help you find and land an agent, and we'll take a look at our favorite picks for agent blogs. We'll also show you how to use Twitter to get the inside scoop on what agents are really thinking.  more details

Twitter, Pitching, Social Media, Crash Course
 
10 Public Speaking Tips with Joel Schwartzberg (12 minutes)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
  Breaking into Online Media (7 minutes)
Posted Oct 1, 2009
Whether you're preparing to go on camera, speak on a panel, or head into an interview or meeting, you need to be confident and self-assured. We can help.  more details

Public Relations, Media Training, Crash Course, Public Speaking
  Everyone lives on the web. Why not work there too? Online media is a rapidly growing field with tons of opportunity: we'll tell you about the skills you'll need to get started.  more details

New Media, Career, Crash Course, Next-Generation Journalist
 
Breaking Into Design (7 minutes)
Posted Sep 29, 2009
  Breaking Into Broadcast (7 minutes)
Posted Sep 29, 2009
These days, designers need serious skills. Our expert will lead you through some of the steps to help you get started as a designer in a tough economy.  more details

Design, Design, Career, Crash Course
  Dream of being a TV news reporter or even an anchor? Our expert will fill you in on current trends in broadcast media and provide some great tips on how to be competitive in a tough market.  more details

TV, Film & Video, Broadcast, Crash Course, Next-Generation Journalist
 
Breaking Into Magazines (8 minutes)
Posted Sep 25, 2009
  How to Edit a Recipe (18 minutes)
Posted
Interested in the magazine business? Sure, lots of those glossy pages are turning into pixels, but there are opportunities for versatile candidates to do well. Check out our expert advice.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Newspapers, Career, Crash Course, Next-Generation Journalist
  Pick up a new skill that will make you a better writer, editor, and cook.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Writing & Publishing, Copy Editing, Editing, Food Writing, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
Twitter for Writers (15 minutes)
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  Writing and Selling FOBS (10 minutes)
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If you're a writer, you need this platform. We'll show you how Twitter can help you promote your work, get new fans, and share your thoughts with the world.  more details

Public Relations, Promotion, Twitter, Blogging, Social Media, Intro, Crash Course
  Breaking into magazines can be tough, but editors always need short, sharp pieces for the front of the book. We'll show you how to come up with saleable FOB ideas, and give you tips from top editors.  more details

Freelancing, Pitching, Intro, Crash Course
 
Write the Perfect Bio (10 minutes)
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  Coup de Reportage (20 minutes)
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The bio is the new resume! Learn how to summarize your life in just a few words to promote your work and your career.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Promotion, Blogging, Social Media, Intro, Crash Course
  Courtney M. Barnes, co-author of Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communications, provides advice on how to connect and build relationships with bloggers, how to let customers talk back to you, and how to optimize your site for search engines. It's all about conversation.  more details

New Media, Blogging, Social Media, Crash Course, Communications, Intermediate
 
How to Create and Maintain an Author Website (20 minutes)
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  Tweeting the Media: Leaders to Follow on Twitter (27 minutes)
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Your online presence starts with your personal site. Learn what to post and how to keep readers coming back.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Promotion, Blogging, Social Media, For Authors, Intro, Crash Course
  When's the last time you interacted with a truly new medium? It's time to start following journalists, authors, and other thinkers on Twitter. We'll show you how to find the best tweeters in media right now.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Twitter, Social Media, Intro, Crash Course
 
Writing Restaurant Reviews: Secrets from the Pros (16 minutes)
Posted
  Media Life Skills: Tame Your In-Box (10 minutes)
Posted
Reviewing restaurants is great fun, and hard work. We'll show you how to take notes, write a strong review, and break into the business of food criticism.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Blogging, Food Writing, Intro, Crash Course, Reviewing
  We'll teach you the best practices for handling your email inbox so you can work more efficiently and enhance your digital life.  more details

New Media, Email, Intro, Crash Course, Communications, Personal Development
 
Media Life Skills: Write Better Email (10 minutes)
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  Is Writing for the Web Different from Print? (15 minutes)
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Email is a great way to correspond, when it works. We'll show you the best tips and strategies for clear, concise communications, and how to make the most of your time on email.  more details

New Media, Email, Intro, Crash Course, Communications, Personal Development
  Find out what works online, what doesn't, and how to make a smooth transition from print to online.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Writing, New Media, Blogging, Intro, Crash Course, Seo
 
Writing for the Web: Understanding How Readers Use the Web (15 minutes)
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  Guidelines for Writing Online (15 minutes)
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What is "usability" and what does it mean for writers? Find out how to keep people on your site, and coming back for more.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Writing, New Media, Blogging, Intro, Crash Course, Seo
  Find out what today's audiences expect online and learn to engage them with searchable headlines and appropriate multimedia content.  more details

Writing, New Media, Crash Course, Intermediate, Seo
 
Get Noticed on Wikipedia (18 minutes)
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  How to Write an Arts and Culture Review (15 minutes)
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Find out how to increase and influence your web presence on the world's largest encyclopedia.  more details

Promotion, New Media, Crowdsourcing, Crash Course, Intermediate
  Learn everything you need to know to write a smart, publishable review of music, film, books, theater or any other arts and culture topic.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Arts, Pitching, Intro, Crash Course, Reviewing
 
Web 2.0 Terms Every Media Professional Should Know (21 minutes)
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  Fact-Checking (18 minutes)
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Behind the latest buzzwords are business strategies you can use. With Columbia Journalism dean Sree Sreenivasan.  more details

Business, New Media, Social Media, Intro, Crash Course
  How to work with writers and editors, mark up copy, and track down information and sources.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Magazines, Publishing, Copy Editing, Editing, Research, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
Be A Blog Star, Pt. 1 (16 minutes)
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  Be A Blog Star, Pt. 2 (14 minutes total)
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How to drive site traffic, with Brian Williams, Jeff Jarvis, Brian Stelter, and friends.  more details

Blogging, Social Media, Crash Course, Intermediate
  How to drive site traffic, with Brian Williams, Jeff Jarvis, Brian Stelter, and friends.  more details

Blogging, Social Media, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
The 20-Minute Screenwriter, Part 1 (20 minutes)
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  The 20-Minute Screenwriter, Part 2 (29 minutes)
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A crash course with D.B. Gilles and Katherine Wessling.  more details

TV, Film & Video, Screenwriting, Crash Course, Intermediate
  A crash course with D.B. Gilles and Katherine Wessling.  more details

TV, Film & Video, Screenwriting, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
How to Search Google Like A Pro (24 minutes)
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  How to Throw a Digital Book Party (26 minutes)
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Save time and find the answers you're looking for by learning a few simple tricks from professional researchers. Why settle for hit-or-miss results when you can target your searches quickly and easily?  more details

New Media, Research, Crash Course, Intermediate, Seo
  Got a new book to promote? Social networking can help. Get people talking, blogging, and tweeting about your book by following these easy, tech-savvy tips from mediabistro.com's founder and expert community organizer, Laurel Touby.  more details

Marketing, Promotion, Twitter, Social Media, For Authors, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
How to Promote Yourself on Facebook (36 minutes)
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  Writing Cover Letters That Will Get You in the Door (33 minutes)
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Want to reach a few million people without spending a cent? Whether you're publicizing your blog, book, business, or just your own cool self, Facebook can be your new best friend.  more details

Marketing, Promotion, New Media, Social Media, For Authors, Intro, Crash Course
  Looking for a job? First, take a good look at your cover letter. These days, the letter is more important than ever, and we've got tons of tips that will make hiring managers notice you. Welcome to the Yes pile.  more details

Job Search, Intro, Crash Course
 
Get a New Job: Career Blogs Show You How (15 minutes)
Posted
  Produce Your Own Internet Series (1 hour, 50 minutes)
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Looking for a new media career? There's tons of free expert advice available on the web. Check out these five great career blogs for the latest job search tips.  more details

Blogging, Job Search, Intro, Crash Course
  Have an idea for a TV show but don't have the budget or the connections to get it made? Web sitcom producer Thom Woodley shows how you can make an online show that gets noticed.  more details

Screenwriting, Online Video, Crash Course, Advanced
 
Get the Gig: Clips That Work (20 minutes)
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  Get a New Job: Thank-You Notes That Work (11 minutes)
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Editors always tell us: the clips get you the job. But how do you know which ones to send? You'll learn how to choose the right piece to enhance your pitch or resume, and how to build your own clip database.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Freelancing, Pitching, Job Search, Intro, Crash Course
  Nailed the interview? We'll show you how to write a thank-you note that will seal the deal and get you the job.  more details

Job Search, Intro, Crash Course, Communications
 
Get a New Job: Pass the Edit Test (13 minutes)
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  Get a New Job: Storytelling for Job Interviews (17 minutes)
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Want a career in media? Sooner or later, you'll have to take an edit test. We'll show you the different types and how you can be prepared, get noticed, and land the job.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, New Media, Job Search, Copy Editing, Editing, Crash Course, Intermediate
  Interviews can be tough. We'll show you how to use your life experience to your advantage. Telling the right story can make the difference between an okay meeting and a job offer.  more details

Job Search, Intro, Crash Course