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Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Sauthoff’

Mediagazer Co-Editor Reflects on the Challenges of Self-Employment

In addition to helping operate the 24/7 media reporting controls at mediagazer.com alongside colleagues Patricia Sauthoff, Andria Krewson and Lidija Davis, Lyra McKee is a very enterprising investigative journalist and would-be author. Occasionally, she also  finds time to share some personal observations on her personal website and her latest such blog post offers some excellent, holiday weekend food-for-thought.

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McKee’s January 16 essay is something of a belated New Year’s life evaluation, and a very honest one at that. The Belfast-based writer begins by taking stock of how her current day-to-day compares to what she had once, perhaps foolishly, envisioned:

I had no idea I’d end up like this: self-employed and hustling for the funds to do each story. My plan was for a life of stability: graduate from university, get a newsroom job, mortgage and live happily ever after.

That’s not how it turned out. Twenty-five percent of my time each week is spent filling applications for funding and toying with crazy ideas. Sometimes, it’s fun. Coming up with crazy ideas always is.

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‘Social Media Professional’ Halloween Costume Goes Viral [Update]

Ha ha, this is hilarious.

The following is being passed around Twitter and appears to have been mocked up by the good folks at Auckland’s Social Media NZ.* Among those chortling are Huffington Post senior editor Kari Friedlander, GigaOM’s Matthew Ingram and mediagazer.com curator Patricia Sauthoff:

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