To be honest, in some ways I fell into journalism and in others, it was very clear I would end up a journalist.
When I finished undergrad from the University of California at Santa Cruz I tried to work for a documentary film company (that also made Lifetime movies), but it was really difficult being one of the only people of color in a liberal media agency in 2007.
Name: Ali M LatifiAuthory page: authory.com/AliNumber of articles: 426Number of publications: 19
Then I tried to work in politics in DC, but again, it felt like to succeed…
I’ve been a journalist since my college days, starting my professional career on Fleet Street in 1999 with newspapers such as The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph. This was just as the newspapers were beginning to explore this strange new thing called the internet.
Name: Jennifer Pattison TuohyAuthory page: authory.com/JenniferPattisonTuohyNumber of articles: 680Number of publications: 35
I segued into magazines with an editorial role at The Telegraph Magazine and then moved to America in 2004, where I worked in local journalism as a writer and editor for a few years before going freelance full time…
Well, the idea of following this career path first popped in my head when I was with a friend at the gym in our last year of school. I had no idea what I should apply to study at university but he soon pointed out that I know a lot about sport, so why don’t I try writing about it.
Name: Chris PikeAuthory page: authory.com/ChrisPikeNumber of articles: 1,731Number of publications: 27
From there I started a communications course at uni, but really my career started at the same time when I got real life experience. It started…
Before becoming a tech writer, I ran an online music website in my early 20s and spent a lot of time pointing a dictaphone in musicians’ faces. Free CDs and gigs can’t pay the rent, so I switched focus to my other passion — tech — in the hope of carving a proper career out of writing.
Name: Kane FultonAuthory page: authory.com/KaneFultonNumber of articles: 515Number of publications: 7
After university, I secured internships at CNET UK and the Yorkshire Post, and after racking up a few bylines I convinced Computer Weekly to allow me to contribute to…
I’ve been a writer for more than 16 years. I’ve been focusing on finance and health writing lately.
Name: Nicky LaMarcoAuthory page: authory.com/NickyLaMarcoNumber of articles: 631Number of publications: 24
I lost a lot of articles and other work because websites shut down. I kept the links, but those obviously didn’t work. So, I started downloading PDFs of all my articles, taking up a lot of my time. Once I had my hundreds of articles downloaded, I needed somewhere to store them, so I bought a thumb drive. …
If you are a writer, journalist, editor or blogger, then you probably know the devastating feeling when you try and look up an article of yours, only to find that it is no longer available where it was once published.
Usually, your articles will be lost before you can do anything about it. No publisher will give you notice in advance, leaving you with the loss of the work you’ve created. Uncountable hours of blood, sweat and tears. And then nothing to show for it.
Not to speak of the fact that proof that you’ve been published has vanished…
Once your articles are published, they are literally not in your hands anymore. It might sound harsh, but the reality is: Your content is unprotected. If your publisher takes it down, it’s gone for good.
And there are many reasons why a publisher would do exactly that:
After 35 years as an executive in the IT industry I broke out 12 years ago as a freelancer writing for and about the industry for various publications, and also marketing and other materials for IT companies like IBM, Cisco, Xerox, Citrix, New Horizons, and many more.
Name: Howard M. CohenAuthory page: authory.com/HowardMCohenNumber of articles: 588Number of publications: 54
I had tried several ways of creating an online portfolio of my work. The consistent challenge was making them easy enough to update daily in a reasonable amount of time. …
Thanks for asking me! I’m a relative newbie to journalism, having not gone full-time freelance until 2015, aged 44.
I’d been doing some part-time stuff since 2012 but not enough to make a living, and I’d had no previous experience in journalism. It was purely a chance conversation with a well-renowned broadcaster at a social event which set me on the path.
Name: Jason PettigroveAuthory page: authory.com/JasonPettigroveNumber of articles: 4,536Number of publications: 26
My ’niche’ if you can call it that, was always Spanish football/FC Barcelona, though I have a broad knowledge of all of the major…
I started in journalism in 2016 in Seattle. I was a junior reporter for an online local news site called Crosscut, where I covered politics. I moved to New York as an intern for Quartz (the business / finance offshoot of The Atlantic.) I was there for 2 years, first on breaking news, then on business, and finally as a reporter covering culture, fashion, and beauty.
Name: Sangeeta Singh-KurtzAuthory page: authory.com/SangeetaSinghKurtzNumber of articles: 626Number of publications: 5
I left Quartz in Sept 2019. …
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