A recent CareerCast.com
survey of 200 occupations reveals that newspaper reporters are considered the
bottom of the barrel in pay, working conditions, future prospects, job
security, prestige, etc. No surprise. Newshounds may not get rich or famous,
but they still love the journalism profession. I know; I speak from personal
experience. None of us ink-stained wretches do it for the money, that’s for
sure. Working in this field since the days of typewriters and carbon paper, I
have discovered that other kinds of job satisfaction can be worth more than any
amount of money.
MEDIA ALLIANCE Check out the lineup of classes for writers, editors, photographers, designers, broadcasters, community organizers, computer wizards, dancers, actors, and other creative folks. Media Alliance has an interactive website for finding jobs, signing up for classes, and connecting to other media activists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Orange County Register reports it is launching an online
paywall. Readers who want to browse the newspaper online must buy a
subscription or pay a daily rate to have access to the
site. Some content remains free, such as weather, traffic, calendar
events and headlines of news stories. After a free, seven-day trial, the
paper will charge nonsubscribers one price to access the
Register, be it print or digital version, regardless of device. The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle also announced paywalls last week. Media Daily News
chiasmus |kīˈazməs|noun: a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form; e.g., "Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds." DERIVATIVES: chiastic |kīˈastik|adjective. ORIGIN: mid-17th century (in the general sense "crosswise arrangement"): modern Latin, from Greek khiasmos "crosswise arrangement," from khiazein "mark with the letter chi," from khi "chi."
Also see "verlan": French wordplay reverses syllables, so pigeon becomes geonpi, etc.