Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Journalism is about adventure – NYC edition

This weekend a friend and I will be moving to New York City.

Though the truck and hotels are reserved, we have no place to live and no permanent jobs. (We do have appointments in both areas immediately following our arrival to the city.)

We’ve both lived in Florida for most of our lives. We are, as all other journos, negatively affected by the sucking wound in the journalism industry.

The obvious solution was to pool our resources and head to journalism mecca.

Risky, stupid, ballsy, whatever.

To my mind, this is what journalism is all about. One thing isn’t working, go balls to the wall and try something new. It’s the perfect way to force both of us to strengthen our weaknesses, branch out, and gain that all-important experience.

We’ll be blogging about our trip at an as yet unknown location. I’ll post that as soon as we get it together.

Meanwhile, freelance writing and web work, New York and northern New Jersey papers, beware the onslaught of cover letters!

  • So you are doing the Miami Herald job (see previous post) as a freelance?

  • So you are doing the Miami Herald job (see previous post) as a freelance?

  • They are basically extending my internship by a few weeks so I can finish it, even though I will be working remotely. They also have a few other projects for me to work on.

  • They are basically extending my internship by a few weeks so I can finish it, even though I will be working remotely. They also have a few other projects for me to work on.

  • Wow, this IS ballsy! Good luck lady!

  • Wow, this IS ballsy! Good luck lady!

  • Hey, the time to do crazy things is now.

  • Hey, the time to do crazy things is now.

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