Writing News to Know (Week of Jan. 26, 2015)

Each week, check this Monday posting for a selection of current calls for submissions, good writing advice from the interwebs, and legit writing job listings. Fear less, do more. And may we all have a productive and successful 2015!

Calls for Submissions

This one is for my academic writers.  The Journal of Media Watch is doing an issue on social media and they only expect abstracts of 150-200 words by March 31. If accepted, you’d have until May 15 to finish the article (20-30 pages). But here is their description for the current call and a suggested list of possible research topics:

Journal of Media Watch 2015.

Good Advice

Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe) is one of my favorite writers. She penned The Round House, which you must read this year, if you haven’t already. It is one of the most moving, honest, lyrical, and raw novels you will ever read. But she is also a poet and essayist. She does it all. Listen to her read “Advice to Myself” on Bill Moyers’ Journal in 2010.  “It’s a very dogged process,” she says about writing, “I just keep going.”

Advice to Myself

Writing Jobs

If you want to be a news writer, this position looks pretty good. Popular Mechanics is a well-known publication and this is likely the kind of job that is a proving ground – get this job, work your ass off, and move up. Writers deserve to be paid for our skills, so without further ado, check out this News Writer position with Popular Mechanics (Hearst) located in the New York metro area.

News Writer job

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