Monday, July 31, 2006

On researchers

American Journalism Review has a nice article by an editorial assistant, Alia Malik, about news researchers: Beyond the Byline. Several news researchers are quoted or mentioned here, including the Sun-Sentinel's computer assisted reporting expert, John Maines.
The others: The Union-Tribune's Erin Hobbs, Denise Davidson, Peter Uribe and the late Cecilia IƱiguez; Columbus Dispatch's Jim Hunter; Anne Holcomb of the Kalamazoo Gazette; National Geographic's Ellie Briscoe; Michael Panzer of the Philadelphia Inquirer; and Raleigh's Denise Jones.

Nice quote from Maines:
"I'm in the back of the airplane," he explains. "I'm the navigator, I'm the bombardier. I'm not the person who's flying the plane, but my job's extremely important, and they're relying on me to make sure we get where we're going and that we don't drop a bomb on a church."

One more in a growing list of recognition for news researchers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Atlanta job

This job is no longer posted.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

2 jobs in NY

Job title: Senior Information Specialist

Salary: Open

Location: New York, New York

Employer: Forbes, Inc.

Type: Full Time - Experienced

Category: Arts, Entertainment, Media

Required Education: Masters in Library or Information Studies

Forbes Inc. seeks an experienced Information Specialist to join our staff. The primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to performing research upon request from the editorial and other staff. This includes research that is performed online, with print resources, and via telephone. Responsibilities include recommending acquisitions for the collection, both online and print.

The requirements for this position include an MLS from an accredited program, coursework in advanced or specialized reference, and a minimum of five years related employment experience with online database searching. Familiarity with automated library environment is required. Some technology related work is included in the responsibilities (e.g. catalog maintenance). Experience in business or social science research preferred. Minimal managerial experience required.

Note: No relocation costs, local applicants preferred. Please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to No phone calls.

Forbes is America's leading biweekly business magazine, reaching over 4.9 million readers. Since 1917, its mission has been to provide access to information and insights that ensure its readers' success. Faithfully fulfilling that promise is what draws today's most influential business leaders to Forbes.

Anne P. Mintz

Director of Knowledge Management

Forbes Inc.

amintz -- at --


I am looking for a temporary researcher to fill in until a full time
researcher is in place.

This can be from 25-30 hours per week. The position will last from July
31 probably through Labor Day or perhaps a bit beyond.

Please send resume and cover letter to my attention via e-mail only,
with minimum hourly requirements (I think what we have in mind is quite

Requirements are: MLS or equivalent degree, experience in online and
print research in business and/or social science environment. Nexis and
Factiva fluency required.

Forbes Inc. is the publisher of Forbes, Forbes Asia, ForbesLife,, American Heritage, American Legacy and other publications.
It is located near several major subway stops in Manhattan.

Anne Mintz

Anne P. Mintz
Director of Knowledge Management
Forbes Inc.
amintz -- at --
212-620-2499- phone
212-620-1811 - fax

Conference photos

Barbara Semonche has created a page of photos from the SLA News Division awards dinner at her Park Library at UC website. A blast down memory lane to see Kwapil award winner Nora Paul after her several years away from news libraries, and nice to see the Miami Herald's Rafael Fernandez, a fellowship winner, well deserved. Several other favorite news librarians from years past -- and present -- too.