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> Date: Sun, Jun 21 2009 4:35 am
> From: Jillian
> My name is Jillian Burt and I'm at the very beginning of preparing to
> set up a Spot.us project in Sydney.
> I was in Los Angeles for 11 years and been back in Australia for a few
> years. The media industry has collapsed to the point where it's not
> possible to gain any meaningful work. The saddest thing is the
> disappearance of great editors.
> There seem to be plenty of opportunities, mostly in the area of arts,
> science and design journalism. To augment the resources of small
> journals and to create booklet length projects for sale in museum and
> gallery shops.
> I'm about to embark on a few test projects to try and establish what a
> fair price for journalism is today.
> I'll keep posting about my progress. It would be great to get some
> input and advice.
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