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August 6th, 2009 • Quill Archives
Bleak adjunct prospects

For those of you planning to teach at the local university if you get laid off by your newspaper, I’ve got some bad news: You might need another backup plan. Yeah, I know. You don’t want to hear it. I sure didn’t.

August 1st, 2005 • Quill Archives
A few observations to help grads adjust to real world

There’s no substitute for the real thing. No matter where you go to J-school or how many internships you do, your first journalism job will be a learning experience. Sorry, but your education doesn’t stop at the university wall. It’s been more than two years since I abandoned the comforts of college for a newsroom cubicle, and over that time I’ve collected a hodge-podge of observations and tips I could have used coming out.