Alright, ladies and gentlemen. Haters and gators. Here is our first mission together: Let’s get as many stories as we can about getting a job in journalism using methods not typically endorsed by a university advisor. I want rumors, first-hand accounts, guesses…whatever. These can be stories about coincidences, manufactured “coincidences,” fact fudging, stalking, or anything else that has lead to someone getting their foot in the door at a journalistic publication.
The goal is to create an ever-growing database of sneaky tricks that journalists, young and old,can use to give themselves a leg up on the competition. And this just might help me out, too.
Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll run with what I get so send them in and keep sending them in. I’ll see if any of my few friends and mere acquaintances with journalism jobs can provide me with anything good.
Now go do some research! It’s what the Captain would do.