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An Update; No, Your Eye’s Don’t Deceive You

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A quick update. The plan right now is to work on blog posts daily. They will come a various times a day, and will cover a wide variety of subjects. I may even do more that one a day.

On the work front, I’m no longer looking for journalism jobs; I’m not out of the trade, however. I will be working hard to develop my own independent work. To those ends, I’ll need to obtain newer equipment a few websites to help with that are being investigated. More on those later. In short, I’m creating my own job.

Additionally, I’m working on potentially doing daily video logs (working on converting an old smart phone for that purpose. Look for a few test videos soon.

Watch this space.

Updates: Website, Portfolio, and Job Applications

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This is a very overdue blog update.  I’m redesigning my resume and applying to a new round of jobs in New York, Washington, Boston, and Chicago.  My ultimate goal is to move to New York (hopefully before July), and I am working on planning a trip there later this month, as a go see, and to interview for jobs. It will also help me decide which borough/neighborhood to focus on.

The interesting part about that is trying to pin down a date that I can comfortably put on cover letters (probably styled as “the week of…”) so that a date can be ironed out if I’m called out for an interview.

In other news, the portfolio aspect of things is coming along. I plan to have video projects I’ve done uploaded to my YouTube account this week. This is work I did with the Student Media Production Team, that I can showcase myself as a capable editor.

On that note, I’ve uploaded my University News stories and SLU News22 scripts to Scribd (www.scribd.com/kjohnson04) so potential employers can see my copy writing ability.

You’ll also see my Patch.com stories (University City/Clayton-Richmond Heights) show up here and at Scribd.  I’ll probably spend the weekend going through Youtube and pulling out my newscasts from News22 and cutting those down to post on my account and build an anchoring/reporting demo reel.

Lastly, I’m looking at HDV cameras on eBay to buy that I can start adding a MMJ element to stories I do for Patch.com, and making complimentary packages to go with those stories.

Keep your eyes peeled on that. I’ll have a new post soon.

New Homepage Look

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I installed a new WordPress theme for my homepage, where I should start adding print and video clips so that the site becomes a legitimate portfolio site. Right now it shows a feed of this blog and my activity on Twitter.  I’ll need to read up on how to finish setting up the the theme, but you should start seeing activity soon.

Blog Downtime

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If you were looking for the blog, it was down for a few hours. When I upgraded to WordPress 2.9, the WeatherIcon plugin crashed the blog. I couldn’t access my ftp site from work, but corrected it when I got home.

Stay tuned for an entry on website development and those November Sweeps numbers. I’ve got them and they are coming!

Website Updates: Phase 1

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Gone is the original website that I had up.  In it’s place is a new template. My homepage is powered by WordPress, now.  It’s work in progress, so see as it becomes my portfolio site over the coming weeks.

KTVI gets new website

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FOX2 LogoLocalTV’s KTVI has got a new website, replacing the MyFOX template O&Os are currently using.  There is also a new O&O template in place. The URL has changed from www.myfoxstl.com to www.fox2now.com.

Other LocalTV stations will be receiving changes from their current websites. KFOR will get a new site soon, and Milwaukee’s WITI has already received the new template.

The FOX2Now logo also has interesting new look.  The “2” is from the ABC days, rather than the new “FOX O&O” look adopted in 2006.

The New Layout

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I’ve changed the blog to a more conservative look. The look is call The Journalist, by Lucian Marin; my website, when it goes up, will have the same minimalist approach to it.

I recieved Adobe Creative Suite 3 in mail last week, and I’m still breaking it in (learning how it works, and how the individual programs interact with one another).