Promote Your Events with Memorable Advertising Campaigns

CozbyCon Collage

Some of my favorite superheroes are featured in this mock-up for an advertisement I created for an upcoming comic-con event. (Collage by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Working in the media, you learn a lot of things along the way. In my last position as Digital Managing Editor at Townsquare Media, that included learning aspects of sales, marketing, event planning, design, graphics, and so much more. I wore a lot of hats. When people left the company, suddenly I found myself doing their job as well as my own, at least for a time, and I’m grateful for the opportunity. That job taught me so much, and I still use much of it to this day.  Read more of this post

17 Internship Opportunities to Kick Start Your Career in Journalism

Interns

This summer, launch your journalism career with one of 17 fabulous internships.
(Photo by Media Arts Center San Diego Digital Gym, Flickr)

When I talk to students contemplating a career in journalism, the first thing I tell them is that they need to look for great internships to kick start their career. When I was still a j-school student at the University of Cincinnati, internships were built into our curriculum, but that’s not always the case, depending where you go to university. Still, whether or not internships are mandatory for graduation, working as an intern is a smart idea because internships provide real world experience, help students network with professionals, and sharpen your focus when it comes to picking an area of expertise. Read more of this post

American Press Institute Offers Summer Fellowship

Journalist

Change the future of journalism with a summer fellowship at API. (Photo by euranet_plus, Flickr)

Do you dream of making your mark on the journalism world? Have you got an idea that could innovate how news rooms operate? If you’re a j-school student or recent graduate, then you’re in luck, because the American Press Institute wants to help you achieve your dreams! Read more of this post

Gatherings Remind Us Why Human Connections Are Truly Important

Jathan, Heather, Marilyn and Chris

It’s always fun to gather together with good friends. [Pictured left to right: Jathan and Heather Fink, Marilyn and Chris Ramos](Photo by Chris Ramos)

November is here and autumn has finally arrived in Texas. For a while now, I have wondered if we would ever see the trees change color or the temperatures drop. I lived here before, years ago, but apparently I’d forgotten just how long summer lasts in Dallas. Life in New England spoiled me with its bounty of fall foliage, and I find that I really miss it now, not to mention life by the sea. Thankfully, I stay much too busy to dwell on things I miss since I’m too focused on what is yet to come. Read more of this post

Where Did Summer Go?

Jathan Fink

With Labor Day around the corner, Jathan wonders, “Where did summer go?” (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

It hardly seems possible that Labor Day is almost here once again. Didn’t summer just start? It’s been a crazy busy season for me though spent writing, doing lots of great work with my favorite charities, and yes, squeezing in as much time in the pool as possible. Read more of this post