Filed under: Fashion, Lifestyle, New York, News, Photography, Special | Tags: Dean Stattmann, Fashion, Fashion Business Association, FBA, Kimmel Center, NYU, Spring
On April 4, New York University’s Fashion Business Association threw its first show of 2009 at the university’s Kimmel Center on Washington Square South. I wanted something a little more engaging than just photos this time so I hope this works…
Graphic by Dean Stattmann
Filed under: New York, Photography | Tags: Houston, Hudson Piers, New Jersey, New York, Photo essay, Photography
By Dean Stattmann
Filed under: College, New York, NYU, Special, Writing | Tags: Career, Editor-In-Chief, Jerry Portwood, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Newspapers, NYU, Oglethorpe, Print, Students, Writers
By Dean Stattmann
On Thursday March 26, New York Press editor-in-chief Jerry Portwood stopped by Betty Ming Liu’s beat reporting class at New York University to discuss the state of print journalism, the future of the neighborhood weekly and most importantly, what today’s journalism students can do to grab a thread in this business.
Portwood, a graduate of Oglethorpe University, came to the New York Press in February 2006. He has since served as managing editor and arts and entertainment editor at the Manhattan Media publication, and in 2008 he took over as editor-in-chief.
But today, with print journalism in its current state, it’s becoming more and more of a challenge to put out the weekly paper with a minimal staff and freelancers whose voices often don’t match that of the publication. “It’s a difficult time in journalism,” he says.
Portwood, who admits to only taking one five day vacation in the last three years, is one of just two staffers on the paper’s masthead, and relies on freelancers for 90 percent of the paper’s content. But when asked about the future of the publication, he’s confident that we’ll be seeing a lot more of the New York Press.
And better yet, he’s confident that journalism students can hold off on changing their majors for a little longer. It’s a demoralizing time for seniors, with papers and magazines falling around them like graduation confetti, but Portwood believes that the freelance gigs are still out there. Here are Jerry’s tips for bagging a byline:
– Have realistic expectations
– Be passionate about your work
– Don’t feel entitled
– Pitch stories via email (wait a week to follow up)
– Include your nut graf in the email. Make them want it.
Filed under: Lifestyle | Tags: And the last pony crosses the line, Micro-blogging, Tweet, Twitter
Despite my efforts, the inevitable has happened. Yes, I signed up for Twitter. So in the spirit of jumping on the online networking bandwagon, I’m going to ask all you Twitter-ers out there to give me your usernames so I too can have a following (so I can go Jim Jones on your asses, just kidding). But seriously.
Filed under: College, New York, News, NYU, Writing | Tags: Austria, Coles, competition, NYU, paper, paper wings, plane, planes, Red Bull, Salzburg
By Dean Stattmann
So you think you can throw a good paper plane, huh? Ok. What about the best paper plane in the world?
Whether in class or just for fun, we’ve all folded a piece of paper and thrown it at some point in our lives. But this year, the good folks at Red Bull are taking the other national pastime all the way, and searching for the world’s best paper plane pilot.
As one of many qualiflyer rounds taking place around the world (yea, qualiflyer), Red Bull will be at Coles on Friday, April 3, seeking out NYU’s most talented pilots.
Registration starts at 6pm and the event will run until around 8pm with all materials supplied on site.
Judges will assess each throw with three criteria: Distance, hang-time and acrobatics. So even if you suck, a totally unintentional triple backflip barrel-roll mctwist could land you a spot in the finals. Just go with it.
And if you do happen to make it through, get ready because the competition doesn’t end in New York. Red Bull will fly the best US pilots, all expenses paid, to Salzburg, Austria, where they will compete with the cream of the paper-tossing crop for the number one spot.
So for now, your job is easy. Get to Coles by 6pm on Friday April, 3, throw a paper plane and await your destiny.