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Being in the media biz doesn’t have to mean reporting on fires and homicides all day.

Each week in January, we’ll line up a creative interest with a path in media for the third installment of our Profit From Your Passion series. It’s packed with step-by-step features and insightful interviews from those who have successfully merged their personal and professional interests.

Like, how do you turn 60 seconds on the red carpet with Elton John into a winning story? Tip #3: Try to break the ice before asking about a recent scandal. Is it really possible to get paid for your addiction to, well, getting paid? Of course. Do any of the Time Out titles accept freelance pitches about art or architecture? Yes, they do — especially, the Chicago mag.

And that’s just a taste of what we have planned. See more of the lineup for Profit From Your Passion after the jump… Read more