Hyperlink Companion to “Look at Me” by Maureen Tkacik

Here are a series of links to accompany the article Look at Me! by Maureen Tkacik,Columbia Journalism Review, June 2010

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Tkacik’s career at glance:
-1998 intern at Philadelphia Daily News
-Wrote Internet column at the Asia headquarters for Time magazine 
-2001 – LA bureau of Wall Street Journal covering the “youth beat” – music, fashion, pop culture. Fired for mishandling of a story about Abercrombie
-2004 – Began writing for Philadelphia Magazine
-2006 – Took job at American Apparel as part of effort to write book about “nothing-based economy”
-2007 – Took job at Gawker Media, helped launch Jezebel
-Freelance for the Nation, New York magazine, The New York Times, The Baffler, Vice, The Washington Post, Philadelphia and Boston magazines, VanityFair.com, Gawker, Talking Points Memo, etc.
-Currently – Blooger for Das Krapital, Washington D.C. City Paper

A few articles Look at Me! references:
Fear and Laptops on the Campaign Trail, New York Times Magazine, Sept 26. 2004
Exposed by Emily Gould, The New York Times, May 25, 2008
Rising Stars of Gossip BloggingThe New York Times, March 31, 2010
A New Horizon for the News by Michael Massing, The New York Review of Books, Sept. 24, 2009

Question: Why does Maureen Tkacik say that Gawker was “probably the least-demoralizing media job I’ve ever had?”


About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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