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How can you separate yourself??

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by williemcgee51, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. This may sound redundant, but I would like some help with this ...
    I graduate in less than a month with a journalism degree. I have sent out almost 20 applications in the last couple months to newspapers around the country. I have worked as a sports reporter at two different newspapers -- hometown paper (33k circulation) and college-town newspaper (47k circulation). I have clips from every sport on every level except professional. How can I separate myself from other May 2008 grads? I really think my portfolio is pretty decent, but what I feel and what those hiring feel could be totally different. Any help would be great ...
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    clips that don't suck help, too.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    You clearly haven't worked for a Singleton rag. ;)
  4. didntdoit19

    didntdoit19 Member

    Something offbeat and unusual, yet positive on your resume. Helped me...
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Marry the publisher's daughter.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Be willing to relocate. That's a biggie right there.
  7. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Do you have any background in multimedia?

    Being able to do your own cool online stuff -- Flash presentations of photo galleries you shot and edited, being able to supplement features with audio clips of interviews, etc. -- demonstrates that you're someone who can roll with the punches as the industry continues to shift its emphasis to online.
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