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From blogger to bigger gig

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Thunder8671, May 2, 2014.

  1. Thunder8671

    Thunder8671 New Member

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas how to move from a blog to a newspaper new media job? Thanks.
  2. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Probably the same advice for anybody: have some good clips and apply for everything. Send your material cold to places you think would be interested.
  3. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    I'd definitely advise you to apply for jobs at smaller papers. The bigger papers will at least want somebody with a journalism degree who has done more than just blogging.

    Also, make sure you submit more than just personal opinion pieces. I've seen plenty of bloggers who applied for jobs and all they submitted was opinion. A blogger who can give in-depth analysis on a subject, or show a strong understanding of a particular sport, is going to draw more attention. I've even some bloggers who do interviews with people, and if you've done those, that works in your favor, too.
  4. Thunder8671

    Thunder8671 New Member

    Thanks guys. I will try small newspapers. I do have interviews with a few people so I will definitely try that. Thanks.
  5. Decadent

    Decadent New Member

    You should also try some commas.
  6. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    All depends what sort of blogger you are. If you're just running you're own wordpress site, that's one thing. If you're at a good SBNation blog, completely different.
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