Where USF faculty, students and graduates are invited to talk about journalism and its problems and opportunities. This blog is not affiliated with the University of San Francisco, nor is the university responsible for any of the opinions expressed herein -- though it is certainly responsible for the people who entertain those opinions, having educated them. They make us proud.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Good Wholesome Fun: Vote for Tiffany

Tiffany Maleshefski writes:

School may be out for summer, but that doesn't mean your favorite cheerleaders aren't already planning for our triumphant next senior year this fall! Are you jonesing for a little cheer? Did you miss our Cheerleader Smackdown? Well, here's a little taste to tide you over: http://www.cockts.com/dates/

In the meantime, we're asking for your help and support! The SF Bay Guardian is having their Best of the Bay readers poll, where you get to vote for your favorite Bay Area whatever category! If you have a moment, please click on the link below, go to page two and enter The Cock-Ts under "Best Burlesque Act". Tell your friends!

http://www.sfbg.com/bob/2008/ <http://www.sfbg.com/bob/2008/> <http://www.sfbg.com/bob/2008/>>

GS in LA

George Sanchez writes:

Hey Doc,

It's official. I just signed the offer letter and faxed it to the Los Angeles Daily News.

Beginning July 7th, I will cover the Los Angeles Unified School District for the LA Daily News, which is owned by Dean Singleton's MediaNews Group. I'll be starting in their Woodland Hills office and hope to get a desk in their city hall bureau. Though I'll be covering LAUSD, the second largest public school district in the country, my coverage will focus on LAUSD schools and programs in the San Fernando Valley. Of course I'll also cover LAUSD administration in downtown and will likely have to deal with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

My final piece for the Arizona Daily Star is scheduled to run the day before and is a first-hand account of having testicular cancer.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Congratulations, Franki!!!

Franki Fitterer, '99, writes:

I got a job at American University Washington College of Law as Director of Public Relations. I'm moving to DC!

And I said: Great job, and you will *do* a great job.

A Good Internship

Tiffany Maleshefski writes from Everywhere Magazine:

I have an intern under my wing at the new job. It's the first one I've ever had, and it's a nice thing to have. At this particular magazine, we don't relegate the interns to menial tasks. Instead, we make them load up on blog postings. It's a way to keep the blog flush with content and a way for them to be continuously churning out content.

In a way, *all* blogging is a kind of internship, an exercise in first-draft writing.

What do you think??

Friday, June 13, 2008

Building the USF Family

Which Juliana and Joe Walters are hard at work doing.

My Lord, when Juliana -- Juliana Acken she was back then and smart as a whip; the wine remembers! -- took reporting, it was in a classroom without computers, if I remember it right. But she has since mastered the means of production.

Top: Stanley Belly.

Middle: Madison, Kate and Susie.

Bottom: Juliana and Joe (still a damned handsome couple)

USF did good work back there last century.

And here's their company.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sunny Lin Writes from Beijing

I have been working since I got here. I am a Project Manager for a fashion production house/agency. Our company specializes in putting together fashion shows, events and shop openings for luxurious brands. We pretty much do everything from conception to execution except for PR. I just started with my next project that is Marie Clare's charity auction and gala dinner. It's fun but I work all hours and weekends. I do enjoy it but definitely not a long term deal. I cant be doing 15hr shift on a daily basis which sometimes include weekends. It's way too much!!! But for the moment, I am enjoying it and it keeps me out of trouble!

Friday, June 06, 2008

It's Everywhere.com Magazine. One of the 'Small Team of Editors' is Our Own Tiffany Maleshefski

The images and short stories that fill these magazines are submitted by its readers. Folks post their photos to a Web site, the site's readers vote on the best ones, then a small team of editors assembles its top choices into the magazines. If their work is published, the photographers receive $100, plus a year's subscription. Even in this Twittering digital age in which tens of millions of self-publishers have created their own blogs, there is still enough of a thrill in being published in a bound print publication that the bi-monthly JPG has amassed an inventory of 500,000 images.

Writers get a hundred bucks, too. Tiffany is one of the 'word' editors, and she says she is encouraged to maintain the 'voice' of the writer, which I heartily approve.

Full story from the SF Chron here.
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