July 7, 2013

Emerging Occupation: Digital Journalist

Journalism is simultaneously a declining and emerging field.  Oh great, you may say, just what I need: more uncertainty in my life.  The mainstream print  and broadcast media continues to shrink. Newspaper employment, for example, is down about 5% over the past year. Paradoxically, however the number of employed journalists is rising.   Over the past year, the number of “news-analysts”, reporters and correspondents is up 23%, according to analysis by South Mountain Economics and 21st Century […]
July 3, 2013

System Administrator or Spy: What Do Job Titles Really Say?

When it comes to titles and job names, misnomers abound.  They can lead to confusion and even, deception.  In turn, erroneous titles make it very difficult for you to identify yourself and to search for jobs. Take the case of Edward Snowden who leaked classified documents about national security surveillance. He has been referred to as a system administrator, a person who ensures that a variety of systems work together smoothly.  But Snowden said he […]