I am an adjunct professor in the Department of Newspaper and Online Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.
In the spring semester, I enjoy teaching the Advanced Editing course because we re-imagine it every year. The Syracuse Jobs Matter project was this semester’s project.
Usually, the editing course collaborates with a reporting course. This semester, however, reporters were embedded in the editing course as enrolled students. This model for collaboration worked well because no matter what the task at hand — especially brainstorming ideas — students were involved with one another in real time.
My role was team partner with every editor, reporter and multimedia producer in the class — to guide the direction of the project; to nurture the ideas generated on people to feature and issues to cover; to ensure deadlines were met; to keep everyone on task to research, report and write; to edit content, create visuals, write headlines and cutlines, upload content; proof / polish the website; and, importantly, to create and execute the social media campaign.
My First Job Was Important to Me Because …
In spring of the year I turned 16, I applied for my first job — as a stenographer at an abstract and title corporation in Syracuse. I was rejected because I could not type. So that summer I met with my high school guidance counselor and rearranged my course schedule to include a typing class when school started back up in fall. After passing the class, I reapplied for the job, and I was hired. I worked there during all of my school breaks and summers through high school and college. My first job was my favorite one in many ways, but especially because I had to work hard to earn it. I was given a second chance to be hired. Everyone deserves a second chance.
Twitter @profemilie and @twoprofs
Conference Information & Schedule At the Jobs And Community Wealth Conference we will… Hear directly from exciting speakers about cutting edge alternatives for economic development, and go deeper in workshop sessions Have the opportunity to ask leaders in the field of community wealth building press...
IMPORTANT SESSION TO LEARN ABOUT CHANGES TO THE PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM The Paid Family Leave program is going into effect on January 1, 2018 and this event will offer information on what this means for employees and employers, provide an overview of how the program works, and will be an opportunity to answer questions you may have about the program. Please feel free to share this event with those who might be interested. Please RSVP to this event. Who: Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon What: Discussion on Paid Family Leave Where: Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse NY 13204 When: Wednesday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm RSVP: Colleen.Deacon@exec.ny.gov ... See MoreSee Less