Your favorite public broadcasting network, NPR, is looking for someone to record their “this… is NPR” voiceover show closers, “support for this program comes from…” ramblings, and more. You could be that person! Although, come to think of it, the following people have voices made of gold and silver and other precious things, so they might deserve the job. Because, really, you don’t really want the job anyway. Hearing yourself after Ira Glass or Terry Gross might send you into a state of anxious paralysis. —
Who Should Be the New Voice of ‘This Is NPR’? - Connor Simpson - The Atlantic Wire
The job application involves recording two scripts so we can assess your skills. Bring it. — tanya b.(via npr)
Write something short every day. Don’t wait for an invitation to write for a major publication. Or even a minor one. Invest time and energy in the spaces you control: your blog and Twitter account. (I’m assuming you already have both of these things because you are no fool.) Use them to dash off quick opinions and keep track of things you’re interested in exploring at greater length. This won’t prevent you from pitching these ideas to paying outlets or combining them into bigger projects — it’ll prepare you to do exactly that. When you apply for a job or pitch a freelance piece, editors will google you. Until you’ve got a lot of great clips (which will take a while), you want them to be able to find your awesome idea. You want them to be able to, at the very least, see what other publications you read and what kind of thinker you are. — Ann Friedman, journalist (via gracebello)
(Source: niemanlab.org, via rubenfeld)
Soup: Finding Credits for Your Images -
OK, peeps of the inter-webs. I’m gonna drop some science.
(That’s right. I just wrote the nerdiest sentence you will hear today. And depending on your circle of friends, maybe all month.)
There is officially now NO excuse to post pictures without giving original sources…
Chance favours those in motion. — James Austin (via kari-shma)
(Source: pale-frosting, via menta-verde)
Beam of Light in the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon | Arizona (by Karla.V.M.)
It’s soda. /gavel — Tanya B.
A Twitter data scientist details how we refer to soda — er, pop — across the country.
Soda vs. Pop with Twitter - Edwin Chen’s Blog