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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:58 am

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Same goes for Youtube, which is now a cesspool of:
99% - Low effort attention seeking gimmick of clickbait + facecam + loud + obnoxious fake accent
0.9% - Egotistical "look at my expensive toys" circlejerking types like Linus
0.1% - Real content.

I almost shed a tear when the prominent "personalites" in the first 2 categories whining about how YT sucks because they can't earn as much money as before.

I feel like that 99% is a little high. Gotta make room for people re-posting others' content, like movie clips or just re-posting someone else's low-effort gimmick clickbait for some reason.
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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:31 am

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Also, does anyone care to write a thoughtful cover letter anymore? I take an almost pernicious obsession when I write my cover letters. I know that I will be judged not only by my grammatical mistakes, but by my judicious and straightforward prose to standout from the herd of mediocre contenders.

Most professional hiring is done through online job sites and recruiting firms these days. Either you've got the right buzzwords in your profile (and HR passes your info along to the appropriate hiring manager) or you don't. Your cover letter probably never gets read.


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And I would argue that we are the poorer as a society by doing it this way. Another wrinkle: "it is who you know, not what you know."

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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:07 am

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just brew it! wrote:
Most professional hiring is done through online job sites and recruiting firms these days. Either you've got the right buzzwords in your profile (and HR passes your info along to the appropriate hiring manager) or you don't. Your cover letter probably never gets read.

And I would argue that we are the poorer as a society by doing it this way.

No argument there, just stating what I see as the current state of things.

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Another wrinkle: "it is who you know, not what you know."

While "who you know" is definitely a big piece of it, the people you know are more likely to stick their necks out to try and get you hired if they believe you know the "what".
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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:38 am

I've had over a dozen IT jobs in my career. I didn't end up getting a single one from applying directly. It was always either being known by someone in the local industry or a headhunter, every time. In every case the job came to me, even in times I was actively searching.

It could just be that IT is different, but I don't think so.
 
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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:55 am

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I've had over a dozen IT jobs in my career. I didn't end up getting a single one from applying directly. It was always either being known by someone in the local industry or a headhunter, every time. In every case the job came to me, even in times I was actively searching.

My experience has been similar.

I would add to that, the ones that have been through headhunters have tended not to last as long. The ones through personal referrals have almost always turned out to be a better fit. This makes a certain amount of sense; the headhunter's goal is for you to stay long enough for them to collect their full commission (which I believe is typically a year). Beyond that they really don't care... and they might even get to collect another commission by placing you somewhere else.

Most headhunters are like used car salesmen. They're trying to sell you on the job, and they're trying to sell the employer on you.

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It could just be that IT is different, but I don't think so.

I expect that other skilled technical/engineering professions work similarly. Outside of that. I really have no idea.
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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:28 am

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/porn-star- ... o-talk-ap/

Gina Rodriguez says the actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will discuss her alleged 20006 extramarital affair with Trump.

Wow... political intrigue, with time travel!
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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:58 am

...and from the other side of the political spectrum, now from Fox:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/15/su ... -says.html

Display nothing; This is on Publish with no configured Image

WTF... LOL!
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Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:07 am

I would guess that's a placeholder for some other content which isn't there. I think. There's a joke here somewhere about how I can't tell the difference.
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