Young journalists looking to develop their careers often move far from family and friends for experience in a bigger market or on a different beat. I’ve moved twice in the past two years. In March 2005, I started as online editor at the Pocono Record in Stroudsburg, Pa.
September 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
Appeal to different readers by tackling Web technology
My colleagues expect that I know about the latest and greatest technology in the field. As a 28-year-old online editor, I should, right? Well, I certainly don’t know about it all. The challenge that online editors face every day is determining what technology is worth in an investment of our resources.
When I started my current job in March 2005, I didn’t realize how well my post-grad experiences had prepared me for the challenges that I’d face. Both my freelance and graduate work laid a solid foundation for a successful career in online media, which I’ve started as the online editor at a community daily in northeast Pennsylvania.