You can try, but you won’t succeed

Just finished folding a set of sheets, including the dreaded fitted sheet. Actually, folding sheets was an exercise for students during one of their editing classes at the end of last semester. Two students were given a flat sheet. Two students were given a fitted sheet. Their instructions were simple. The two students with the […]

Nurture curiosity — be the ‘idea person’

One of the most important attributes any journalist can possess is curiosity, because it leads to knowledge. Curiosity leads to answers of all sorts. One way to strengthen curiosity is to start with the simplest things you are curious about in your everyday life. Really simple. Like what time the post office closes on Saturday […]

‘Boom Boom Book’ author shares his tips

Following the theme of our professional daily tips in the month of April, we are sharing a friendly pitch about a newly published must-read: “The Boom! Boom! Book” along with a guest post by the author. Written by Michael Ryan, the book lives up to its subtitle: “Practical tips to make sure your career doesn’t go […]

Distinguish yourself: Three key qualities

Curiosity. Energy. Persistence. These are the most important qualities, some would say, for any journalist. They emerge this weekend in a short Q and A in The New York Times about Aaron Levie, CEO of, a company that specializes in online file storage. In the Corner Office feature, Levie is talking about the qualities […]