Andrew Russo


Pitch The Root Stories on Faith and Happenings in the Western United States

The Root, the news website that reports on today’s world from the perspective of African-Americans, aims to not only publish timely, thought-provoking stories, but also to be a “part of […]

The Root Seeks Smart, Timely Pieces Affecting African-Americans for Its 60/60 News Cycle

Time has seen the news evolve from monthly and weekly reports on current events to the 24/7 news cycle. However, digital outlets like The Root, a hub of news, commentary and […]

How Freelancers Can Break Into Community Journalism

For journalists just starting their careers and breaking into freelance work, national magazines and newspapers are the usual avenues for which to concentrate pitches. However, an often-overlooked market is right […]

How to Be a Community Journalist

There’s no doubt technology has made it easier to cover current events and breaking news on a global scale. Likewise, websites like Patch have helped to reignite the notion of […]

Pack Your Bags, Journalism Majors: New York is the Place to Be for Media Jobs

Growing up in Central New Jersey, I experienced no shortage of access to major cities. Manhattan was a 45-minute train ride away; Boston and D.C., only four hours north and […]

Pitch ‘Immediately Engaging,’ Photo-Heavy Pieces to BBC Travel

Top 30 Vacation Spots in America. The 10 Best Places to Visit in Rome. How to Take a Road Trip on a Budget. For travel websites and blogs, it’s easy […]

Editors Discuss How Interns Can Make a Lasting Impression

As we all know, every career — media based or otherwise — begins at the bottom of the rung. But while you toil away at data entry work, research or […]

Editors Give Tips on How to Succeed at a Media Internship

Now that summer is here many young media professionals have begun internships with the hope of acquiring the skills and contacts that will help make getting a job after graduation […]

Until Our Education Changes, Journalists Can’t Be One-Man Bands

Technology has made it possible to produce an entire article from the palm of your hand with a click-worthy headline and tweetable content. Countless professionals have continually told me that […]

Sarah Evans, Owner and Partner at J Public Relations, Shares Her Secrets to PR Success

Are people simply born to be publicists? In Mediabistro’s interview with Sarah Evans, owner and partner at J Public Relations, the PR pro revealed as much: Many of the qualities that […]