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Publisher's Weekly released the unfortunately not so surprising, but nonetheless horrifying, results of their 2014 survey of attitudes, wages, and demographics amongst 800 publishing professionals. When the results came to light a few weeks back, we not only found out that women (who by the way make up the vast majority of the industry, at 74% of employees) continue to make far less than their badly outnumbered male counterparts, but now we're totally assured...
Gawker writer Hamilton Nolan thinks the world needs fewer editors. In his piece today, “Against Editors,” Nolan argued that the two-tier system of advancement in journalism—in which there are writers and editors, and editors are in charge of writing—privileges middle managers over the people producing actual writing. But a central problem with Nolan’s article is that it ignores that the collapse of those two functions—writer and editor—is really more about resources than it is about editors...
We've all heard the adage: "Do what you love." But, well, easier said then done, right? It's not like we can all be astronauts just because we love to eat that weird, freeze-dried ice cream, you know? But what is possible—even in this fraught job market that we all find ourselves in—is figuring out how best to follow your dream, whatever that may be. Perhaps your career won't turn out exactly as you'd expect, and...
Parents on social media are perhaps the easiest targets of all the Internet—most are just old enough to have grown up without the same computer savviness and inherent online etiquette as Millennials, so most of the time, it doesn't hurt to give 'em the benefit of the doubt. But anyone who's ever been Facebook friends with a parent probably recalls an instance of poop-related over-sharing, an experience in which you've had the urge to...