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Offline KoPP

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AJC's looking for a writer...
« on: August 18, 2010, 04:21:38 PM »
...so who's applying?

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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 04:32:31 PM »
I'm a writer....what are their requirements?
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Offline uOTPia Dweller

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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 04:38:24 PM »
I'm a writer.

Sorry, you are overqualified.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 05:01:41 PM »
How do you know?
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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 11:09:58 PM »
Details are on Kessler's AJC blog.

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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 08:29:35 AM »
I am. I doubt I'll get it. But I'm unemployed and that mortgage won't pay itself. I can't afford to pass up an opportunity.
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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 02:14:00 PM »
It looks like they found the new dining critic.....



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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 06:01:39 PM »
where'd you see that RW?

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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010, 06:34:04 PM »
where'd you see that RW?

It was in the AJC paper edition. I looked for it online but couldn't find it. He said he is going back to review all different restos, small and large. He is also going to use a few bloggers that as of yet are not chosen.

Its good to have him back. I wonder how he's going to disguise himself now.


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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2010, 07:32:17 PM »
I can tell by my referral logs that the AJC was checking out my writing samples I sent earlier this week.  Good to know I'm not entirely out of the running. There are so many better writers and more consistent updaters than me out there.  But I'm one of a handful that focuses just on the Northside, so I figured i had a decent shot.
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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2010, 07:36:12 PM »
I can tell by my referral logs that the AJC was checking out my writing samples I sent earlier this week.  Good to know I'm not entirely out of the running. There are so many better writers and more consistent updaters than me out there.  But I'm one of a handful that focuses just on the Northside, so I figured i had a decent shot.

Good luck  ;D
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Offline uOTPia Dweller

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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 07:47:08 PM »
Kez hurt my feelings. He told me he wanted a blogger, but if he's ever looking for a hogger, I'm first in his list.

And to think, I watched every one of his Springer episodes.
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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2010, 07:51:56 AM »
Is this the new career route to becoming a professional writer?--blogging?

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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2010, 08:21:35 AM »
They finally put the article online. http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2010/08/23/sunday-column-the-ajc-has-a-newish-restaurant-critic/?cxntfid=blogs_food_and_more

And yeah, blogging seems to be the new entry point to professional writing. The barrier to entry is extremely low and it's possible to pick up a big audience for very little cost. But you still have to be good and have something unique and interesting to say to get noticed in the swarm of literally millions of competing blogs. It's still just as difficult to turn writing into a full time vocation. The path has just changed.
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Re: AJC's looking for a writer...
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2010, 11:29:20 AM »
I wonder what they're paying for this kind of gig?  At the very least I assume they are paying for your meals.

In the article Kessler refers to "a team" of reviewers.  I wonder if that means 2 - 3, or 11 - 12 reviewers?  I imagine they won't post everyone's review every week so they might be taking the best or most interesting reviews for posting online.  This should be an interesting experiment and I look forward to the reviews from various people and places.

 

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