Last ED Event: Stephen Bailey from Men’s Fitness comes to ‘Cuse

Classes are winding down, but Ed still has the energy for one last hoorah — so he is bringing the senior online producer of Men’s Fitness Magazine to Syracuse. Kick off your Mayfest with Stephen Bailey on Friday, April 30. Bailey will bust social media and web myths with his spiel on “Everything You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do as a (www.) Journalist.”

Don’t miss the free food and conversation this Friday; details are in your inbox. And bring plenty of questions for this online maven, because he is you LAST chance to hear about mag industry insider information. Ed expects to see you there.

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Newspaper Goes Magazine

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Doug Frantz shares his experiences working at the L.A. Times, New York Times and Chicago Tribune as well as his current position as a senior writer at Portfolio magazine.

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Ed Visits with Maura Johnston, of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Music Editor of the Village Voice

Maura Johnston, music editor of The Village Voice, with Ed's E-board

Being a music editor is a lot more than just having an ear for a couple of tunes. Maura Johnston from NPR’s “All Things Considered” and new music editor of The Village Voice came to Syracuse Friday to give Edsters the real deal on how to write about music.

Johnston started her own website in 1994 through her college Northwestern University and bought the domain name Maura.com in 1996. She also founded the popular music blog Idolator, which is completely devoted to pop music. Continue reading

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EDvice: Networking to your First Job

Allie Baker, Associate Editor at Self

Ed knows you pile your plate high and may not be able to see every speaker he brings to campus, so he’s going to make this easy. Every week this semester he’s looking to treat you to a juicy Q&A session with an editor– delivered straight to your computer. Keep checking back to the website for our latest guest speaker and the newest piece of advice.

With March putting us in the thick of interview season (for both internships and now entry-level jobs), Ed welcomes back Self‘s Associate Editor Allie Baker, Syracuse alum (’08) and former Ed exec to talk about the “n” word: networking. An ASME internship at More connected her Continue reading

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EDvice: How to Land Your Internship and Make the Most of It

Jane Bianchi, Senior News Editor at Seventeen

Ed knows you pile your plate high and may not be able to see every speaker he brings to campus, so he’s going to make this easy. Every week this semester he’s looking to treat you to a juicy Q&A session with an editor– delivered straight to your computer. Keep checking back to the website for our latest guest speaker and the newest piece of advice.

Jane Bianchi rocks the newsroom at Hearst’s teen mag as Seventeen‘s Senior News Editor. Before her latest gig, she worked as an Associate Health Editor at Family Circle and an Assistant Editor in the health department at Good Housekeeping. She, as many editors do, credits her success in part to her experience as an intern and the networking that came out of it. Now (to tail on what Ed’s last visitor, Caylin Harris, chatted about), Bianchi shares with Ed the importance of kicking butt at an internship and a couple cover letter and resume tips that will get you there in the first place.

ED: How did you get your foot in the door in the magazine industry?

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