Hey J-Schoolers! Interested in J-School Buzz? Do you want to gain some journalistic experience? Feel like getting involved with this awesome group of editors? Have a great story idea? If so, you should apply to be a JSB contributor!
We are looking for contributors for the spring semester, and now that everyone is settled in with their schedules, it’s the perfect time to apply!
If you’re interested, email us at tips [at] jschoolbuzz [dot] com to receive an application that you will then submit to our editorial board, or just email us if you have any questions or want more information.
We hope to hear from you and hope you decide to join our team! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter, too!
Congratulations to the new J-School Buzz Editorial Board for Spring 2012!
Candidates had to turn in an application and interview with current Editorial Board members.
Next semester, JSB will change from an independent study to an organization under the new leadership. The new editorial board is comprised of students from all different sequences of journalism and different ages, bringing diversity and new perspectives to the site.
Stay updated with JSB, we expect lots of great ideas to come next semester.
Editor’s Note: This is the start of our new series, How to Create an Online Presence. The world of journalism has changed drastically over the past couple of years, and the proper use of social media is essential for aspiring journalists. Being social media saavy is about more than keeping in touch with friends. It’s about establishing and maintaining an online presence. We started this series to give new journalists an easy to-use-guide on how to use social media to their best advantage. Check back every Tuesday for a post with guidelines on how to build your online presence using social media and how to work some of today’s major social networks, including Facebook, LinkedIn and G+. For the first story in the series, we’re covering the popular micro-blogging site Twitter.
Since it’s creation in 2006, Twitter has become an extremely popular way to micro-blog and to connect with others. News organizations and journalists around the world use the site to promote stories and break news. Now, having a Twitter account is even required for some classes at Mizzou.
For those of you stuck in the dark ages still wondering what Twitter is and how it works, think of it in terms of Facebook status updates in 140 characters or less.
While we’ve already posted a call for new contributors, we have found ourselves to be lacking in the copy editing department and looking for someone new to take over for our fabulous old Copy Editor Laura Li.
If you are interested in being a part of the J-School Buzz by reviewing our stories before they get published, please contact us and join our team! How would you like to improve the world one properly placed period at a time?
If interested, send us an email at Tips@JSchoolBuzz.com, including your name and year in school next year, and we’ll be getting back to you soon!
As we prepare to let our seniors go — brief moment of silence — it’s time to start thinking about next year. If you would like to be a contributor to JSB, no matter what your year or sequence, send us an email at Tips@JSchoolBuzz.com. Include your name and what year you will be next fall, and we’ll be in contact soon.