Thursday, May 25, 2006

Freelancing is Even Worse Than It Used to Be

A depressing summary of a PWAC survey on declining freelance earning power can be found here. I never thought I'd say this, but academia now appears to be a better long term bet than journalism.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

My M.A. is Cutting Into My Trend Piece Time

Damn it! Damn it! I had this idea in early March. Although in my case, I was going to use the trend of long song and album titles to demonstrate how to write a trend piece, while at the same time poking fun at the vacuous nature of said beast.

I must admit, the chart conceit is a good one, and not something I would have thought of.

While I'm here, Alec Scott did some very strong metaphor work in his Art School Confidential review. As I may have said before, the CBC Arts website features great writers producing great writing on a site that appears to attract very few readers. A comment board might help matters.