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Adopt A “Canned”-Do Attitude

rosieriveter.jpgWidespread layoffs, cutbacks, and collapses are forcing thousands of media professionals to find new work or re-evaluate their career paths. Fortunately, industry experts with a handle on what the down economy means for job seekers are here to help.

Canned: How to Land on Your Feet, a free career transition workshop for journalists, will take place Thursday, Feb. 19 in New York. The panel of media veterans will address how news professionals can take the next step — whatever it may be — and how recently laid-off journos can make themselves more marketable to employers.

Speakers include Carol Jenkins, president of The Women’s Media Center and former news anchor and correspondent; James E. Mulvaney, president of Tactical Intelligence Services, Inc. and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter; Spring Associates Inc. president Dennis Spring; and Ernest R. Sotomayor, assistant dean of career services at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Tickets are free, but capacity is limited, so register now to secure your spot.

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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! 

Twitter a Hot Topic at mb’s ‘Journalists and Social Media’ Panel


From left: NPR’s Andy Carvin juggles devices for Twittering from the stage last night while addressing social media for journalists with fellow panelists Shirley Brady of, PressThink’s Jay Rosen, and Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research and The Daily Beast.

Armed with Blackberries, cameras, and computers, the Twitterati and those seeking to break in flocked to last night’s Journalism and Social Media Panel at Tribeca Cinemas. Media types in the audience at the event listened to journalists discuss that 140-character wonder of new media, Twitter. An informal audience poll showed that most were familiar with the microblogging platform, while nearly half were registered on the site. The event’s golden child remained at the heart of the conversation as panelists explored its current uses and its future practices. “Twitter is really the conversation that never ends,” said Andy Carvin (@acarvin)of NPR, who like fellow panelist Rachel Sklar (@rachelsklar) of Abrams Research and The Daily Beast, even managed to Twitter from the stage while discussing the medium.

The conversation kicked off with PressThink’s Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) citing Marx’s definition of revolution in reference to social media: “The means of production have changed hands in publication… It’s an open source revolution,” he said. Continuing the metaphor, Sklar quipped, “Sometimes revolutions swing a little too far,” and the panel concurred, citing mob mentality and a lack of respect for production as some social media trouble spots.

Echoing the question reverberating around conference tables across the country, the evening’s big x-factor was how to monetize the social media mechanism to bring in cash. Originally directed at Rosen, the question engendered a delayed response. His silence made people brace themselves for his answer. “Well, this is the question people ask,” he joked, to uncomfortable audience laughter. Collectively, the panel agreed that it envisioned more possibilities than disappointments in a new world of news fueled by social media.

More social media insights and video from the event, after the jump…

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