School is starting again — and it’s never too early to think about your application for the next internship or your first job.
That’s the focus of our current issue of Campus Connection.
We talk to Dennis Anderson, executive editor of the Peoria Journal Star, about what types of resumes catch his eye and what impresses him.
Here’s something to remember: “But what really helps to make a resume great is a concise sentence at the top, just
under the contact information and before the candidate’s experience. This is your shot to tell the hiring manager who you are and what you can do for the organization.”
Think of it as your Twitter bio, but serious.
We are happy to introduce a new venture: SFJ Campus Connection, a quarterly newsletter with a focus on helping journalists of the future.
Our membership of features writers and editors have dozens of years of industry experience among them. So we are taking advantage of their knowledge to produce the pieces that you’ll see in our newsletter. Best advice for interns, for instance, or links to internship postings.
We also take the name literally — we hope this newsletter will better link SFJ and colleges, and become a useful resource for students who want to be features journalists.
So we are providing the first few issues for free, but after that, they will be available exclusively to SFJ members. Remember, we offer a student discount of just $25 per year.
If you have ideas for this newsletter, please share on our Facebook page.
Show & Steal ideas to download. Preparations for the Oscars. Plus, where and what to eat on Valentine’s Day. All this and more in our February newsletter!
We are brimming with story ideas for the holidays. Also, check out new apps to prepare you for winter and learn more about the SFJ board meeting in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 15th. All of this and more in the December newsletter: Read it here.
In our November newsletter, read about a choral flash mob, download holiday-themed apps, and meet our 2012-2013 executive board. Read it here.
This month’s October newsletter contains ideas for Halloween, the fall months, and the following note for our incoming president, Alec Harvey. You can read the full newsletter here: https://featuresjournalism.org/newsletters/octobe-2012-newsletter/
Just a quick note of welcome to those who have joined us since our invigorating conference at the University of Maryland in August.
Our speakers were inspiring and informative, and the location — the spiffy new journalism building at the University of Maryland — was beautiful.
Here’s a look at what’s going on next month and information on our annual conference.
If you can’t attend SFJ12, we plan to cover the sessions on social media, so watch our Facebook and Twitter pages, and our website. Links are in the newsletter. Read it here.