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Openings of the week

LET MY PEOP… wait, did you say 401k match?

Welcome job seekers! 

This is the Openings of the Week post! For those who are visiting us for the first time, this is where we scour the Web for the most interesting jobs to bring to you. Today, I’ve got some really fun gigs, including ones having to do with fantasy sports and game console reviewing. Talk about a sweet job. Can you imagine?

“So, what do you do for a living?

“Oh, I play the Wii. And then I get to write about it!”

…Yeah, pretty cool. Pretty cool indeed.

Happy Job hunting!

LOS ANGELES: The Associated Press- Night Supervisor

DENVER: Rocky Mountain News- Online Opinion Editor

SAN FRANCISCO- CNET- Console Previews

CHICAGO: WGN-TV- Interactive News Producer

NEW YORK: Dow Jones & Company- Reporting/Editorial Assistant

MIAMI: CBS Interactive- Writer, Fantasy Content


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FJOTD: Maya Gallo

Hello friends!

I apologize about the lateness of todays yesterday’s Fictional Journalist of the Day. Due to circumstances beyond my control (also known as work laziness and general procrastination) I wasn’t able to provide you with our FJOTD at the appropriate time. We cool? Ok great. (Insert hip handshake here.)

So today’s FJOTD is from the now defunct (but fully syndicated) Just Shoot Me. Who is it, you ask? This person is a a magazine writer with a lot of sass and a whole lot of ideas in their head. They’re also an avid supporter of the non-objectification of women and has a heightened interest in world issues. No, not David Spade! He was just an assistant. Today we are honoring Ms. Maya Gallo.

You go girl!

More on Maya later! First, the links:

– How Twitter can get you out of jail, kind of. (Mercury News)

– Ever wonder where top news editors think the future of journalism is heading? Here is your chance to find out. (Editors Weblog)

– Pirate Bay Blogging: Pure. Unadulterated, uncensored content. (Torrent Freak)

This takes cross posting to a new level. (PC World)

Greenwashing in journalism: The BBC and the publisher of Nashville Interiors have something in common: They’re both putting out eco-friendly products for consumption. Will this green twist resonate with readers? Only time will tell! One is an online magazine from the BBC that focuses on “eco-fabulous” clothing. As for that women’s magazine… it’s coming out in August. Let’s hope they’re printing it on recycled paper! (BBCBiz Journals)

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The (Selective) Information Age

Remember how cool it was when Google first came out with its customizable home page?

Choose wisely!

Google users were given the opportunity to dote over their home on the web — no, not their MySpace, their homepage. It was really cool how you could pick out things like “word of the day,” a fun flower pot that you could water, and the real draw… niche news feeds! But really, who would’ve thought that the “convenience” of picking news might be what is leading the minds of young people to the ground? Continue reading

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FJOTD: Kermit The Frog

Hi all! Today’s Fictional Journalist of the Day is our first one of the nonhuman sort. His name? Kermit the Frog! He’s had a wonderful, wonderful career with Sesame Street News and in our opinion, is probably one of the best frog reporters ever!

It's not easy being green.. and a reporter!

More on Kermit after the jump! First, our links:

Pulitzers are out! Washington Post grabs six, and the NY Times takes home two. (

CBS is thinking of using CNN while reporting… is that lazy or economical? (NY Times)

Don’t pay to learn how to be an entrepreneurial journalist, it’s all online! (Be Successful News)

This whole covering the negatives thing during the presidential primaries is really getting the people at Baylor kind of down. Well, not really, but they are discussing it! (Baylor)

Sure, anyone can participate in citizen journalism. Teaching it on the classroom, however? That might be a little more tough. (MediaShift Idea Lab)

The Tupac-Diddy story we told you about from the LA times has been officially retracted… finally. (LA Times)

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Perez Hilton and John Mayer… really?

So supposedly, Perez Hilton and John Meyer hooked up! Is this some mean day after April Fools day joke?

Do I even need ethics?

Said Perez:

FYI: Mayer’s rep did NOT deny this. Cuz it’s true.
P.S. John’s a really good kisser!

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FJOTD: Clark Kent

On a crime-free day around on the corner of Fifth Street and Concord Lane, the super introverted, super passive, super geeky (but in a strange way, super dreamy) Clark Kent can be found at The Daily Planet. When he’s not writing for the newspaper or rocking a sweet pair of thick, plastic frames, he goes by his alter-ego (though some argue it’s the other way around) Superman.

More after Clark Kent after the jump! But first, our links:

Don’t worry! Investigative Journalism is thriving in some places, like uh.. Albany! (Editor and Publisher)

Ever wonder what happened to Miss Emily Gould? She’s living the life of a freelancer these days, and running a blog! (Emily Magazine)

Ever wonder why other people blog? Here’s your chance to find out. (Problogger)

Fox news is falling behind… on ratings, that is. (Crooks and Liars)

Gee… those message in a t-shirt things sure make our job hard sometimes. (Mamapop)

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FJOTD: Jenna Rink

Can someone please explain to us when the need for a high-powered, b-wordish woman is in a movie or television show, they always have to be a higher up in the magazine industry doing something like, say… fashion? Its always the same! We mean, they couldn’t have been anything else? Like a scientist, or a doctor, or a chef?

You mean there are other high powered professions for females out there other than magazine editor? You've bursted my bubble!


Hm. Scientist… doctor… chef… nope! Not feminine enough, sorry!

Luckily for us, not all fictional magazine editors are complete b-words! Or at least, intentionally are. Case in point: Jenna Rink from 13 going on 30!

Before we continue on our adventure on FJOTD’ing, here are today’s links:

OMG!! A reality TV show about a high school newspaper? On MTV? We wonder if its scripted. (MTV Reality Blog)

A final love letter from a journalist to his fiancée. (USA Today)

Blog first, book deal later. (

The Blogger Protection Act of 2008? (Blog Herald)

You guys are all dead to me! Yes, even you Justin Timberlake!  (Perez Hilton)

More on 13 going on 30 after the jump!

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