Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

I’m currently accepting contract work and considering full-time opportunities.

Link // 09.30.2007 // 6:48 PM // 3 Comments

Newspapers lose monopoly on journalism grads

Lucas Grindley notes that more and more J-school grads are looking beyond newspapers and other traditional media for jobs. Can’t say that I blame them.

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  1. 001 // Baxter // 09.30.2007 // 11:04 PM

    Out of all the people I went to journalism school with, I think there may be one or two who were still working at a newspaper five years out of school. Hell, probably half the people I knew at newspapers have bailed. God knows I did and I was good at it.

    Daily journalism is a horrible business where the biggest question facing you post-graduation is whether you’ll sell your soul or just allow it become black and hardened. There’s also a downside (to crib from HST).

  2. 002 // Manuel // 10.01.2007 // 1:51 AM

    Sign of the times…

    Is a journalism degree (or in general a university degree) a prerequisite for get a journalist job in US? In Italy there is a special register for journalists: if you are not on the list you can’t get a job as professional journalist. Of course you have to pass a severe examination to join the list and there are some proposals to consider a university degree as a prerequisite for the membership. I suspect you Americans are a lot more liberal and open regarding this matter.

    In my opinion with the rising of blogging you can make great journalism even if you are not a professional journalist. We should rethink some traditional and obsolete roles. The professional journalist is dead: we are all journalists. Of course there will be good and bad journalists, good and bad writers… but the distinction between professional journalists and bloggers is not longer tenable.

    Adrian Holovaty should write a post about this fundamental shift in our society.

  3. 003 // Andrew Ingram // 10.01.2007 // 8:07 AM

    Just think, give it another decade or so and Superman will be a blogger.

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