Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

May you keep your friends close

By · Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

stock-photo-44980974-may-2015-calendarMAY you …

For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “

Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later

At the end of your work day, whether that means 2 p.m., 5 p.m. or 2 a.m., it’s nice to have a circle of people with whom you can spend time and relax.

That can be difficult in a profession such as journalism, where the only other people who are up in the wee hours are the ones walking out of the newsroom with you. Or, where the people you have come to know best are your sources.

That’s why “old and dear friends” are so important.

May you keep your friends close.

It’s easy to wander from your best friend in high school or your best bud in college. Time and distance have a way of doing that to relationships.

But consider all the ways you can keep connected — snail mail, email, phone, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Skype. And more.

There’s no better feeling than hearing from someone you treasure “out of the blue.” And when you do the reaching out, you never know when you might be helping someone “out of the blues” by staying in touch.

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