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The Importance of Mentorship in the Communications Field

From offering career advice to introducing you to the professionals in your field, a mentor can help advance your path in communications

Professional development is essential for getting ahead in the ever-evolving communications world, and one of the best ways to develop your skill set is by aligning yourself with a person you admire within your field. “We get carried away with spreadsheets, schedules and the stuff that is modern work life, and we forget about our…

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How to Pitch: Prism

Background: Prism launched in 2019 with the intent to shift visibility and power to the communities closest to the issues and problems the sites reports on, says managing editor, Ashton Lattimore. “Our work challenges dominant, toxic media narratives by driving new ones informed and written by people with direct, lived experiences — especially people of…

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How to Pitch: FFWD

Editors at this $1/word site want your pitches about the world of online video.

Background: FFWD covers the world of online video. It focuses on YouTube, TikTok and Twitch, and aims to be “The Economist of online video–,” says editor, Chris Stokel-Walker. “–the home for the smartest takes on the things that will matter in the near future in online video by the journalists who are embedded in that…

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