…not quite like a fish out of water.
I graduated from the University of Florida 5 months ago, and it took this long to realize that while I brag that everything I know comes to me from Google Reader and Twitter, I knew a lot more when I was surrounded by other journalists.
I knew who the badass journalists were, I knew when and where the awesome conferences were and I knew where to turn for any other information I didn’t have at my fingertips.
Now I’m 1,000 miles away from that network. I don’t know anybody here, I don’t know where to look for all the things I used to know.
So my question today is, as a journalist learning to be out of school, where do I turn?
I want to know when there are good conferences or panels in the city. I want to forge relationships with other journalists. Where before I was guided by my teachers, I now have to do these things myself.