Tech blog item #4: Mark Potts’ “10 Tips For Suddenly Unemployed Journalists”

When browsing through a blog, is there anything better than coming upon an article that gives you tips on finding another journalism job?  Well, that’s what you get when coming upon Mark Potts’ “Recovering Journalist” blog.  Since there are plenty of journalists who are out of work, Potts thought it was necessary to speak for them all and give them tips.

As Potts says, “nothing can immediately take away the pain and anxiety that you’re feeling, but hopefully these will help you understand that your situation is not unique and that you’ll be able to get through this.”  This is some great advice.  Here are the 10 tips for suddenly unemployed journalists.

  1. Don’t freak out
  2. Get your finances in order
  3. Apply for unemployment
  4. Network like crazy
  5. Get on Facebook and LinkedIn
  6. Expand your new media horizons
  7. Start a blog
  8. Look beyond journalism for your next job
  9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  10. Take a deep breath

Each of these tips are pretty straight forward.  Potts’ key is patience, for unemployed journalists will find their way back into the media spotlight soon.


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