While our graduating seniors are scrambling around trying to figure out their next step, I've been surprised by the number of job openings I've been hearing about from editors interested in hiring Texan staffers.
Now, they aren't all glamour destinations (Amarillo, anyone?) but they all represent a good place to start. If you're interested in a job in journalism, touch base with me and monitor this aptly named website.
I don't want to be a Negative Nancy, but the latest newspaper circulation numbers are a bit disheartening. When I worked at The Boston Globe (back in the early 80s and 90s) the daily circulation was 535,000 and Sunday was 816,000. Take a look at the numbers now, if you dare. The small- and mid-size papers interested in hiring Texans may be OK, but the regional metros are taking a beating.
OK, a quick quiz for you. Can you name the journalism-related songs written by the following artists:
Have any more you can think of? Send me a note!