How to Lay the Groundwork for a Successful Media Career by Building Your Personal Brand

For journalists, bloggers, and freelancers alike, developing a personal brand is as essential to your career as strong writing skills. At the recent New York Women in Communications Foundation‘s Student Communications Career Conference, a panel of journalists and communications professionals shared their tips for how to build your brand from nothing. The panelists included: Nicole Ryan (moderator), co-host…

Why Good Writers Disconnect During the Holidays (and How To Do It This Year)

Whether you work for a large publication or are self-employed, it may be challenging to balance all your professional and personal obligations, especially during the holidays. Learning how to “shut off” and appreciate what’s in front of you may seem easy, but doesn’t often happen. But it’s necessary if you want to avoid burn-out. During last week’s ProfNet #ConnectChat, lifestyle writer, style columnist and author Rachel…

The Ins and Outs of Op-Ed Writing

Op-ed pieces have their own structure, length, voice, etc. Knowing how to merge your opinion with factual information is an important part of writing an op-ed piece and attracting readers to your story. Jennifer Finney Boylan, author, speaker, and writer for New York Times Opinion joined a recent ProfNet #ConnectChat to discuss op-eds. In addition to writing for the New York Times, Boylan…

Podcast Tips for Beginners: Q&A with Anna Renault

Have you secretly dreamed of being on radio? Or are you a blogger or journalist looking to reach a new audience? Either way, podcasts offer an alternative to traditional broadcasting, allowing you to share your expertise and bring on guests to discuss topics of interest to you. The ProfNet Q&A team recently sat down with author Anna…