"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is bad news for those employed at the 50 metro newspapers which were studied.  "A new research paper finds that over the past eight years the websites of 51 major metropolitan newspapers have not on average seen appreciable readership gains, even as print readership falls."

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Lindsay Jacoby - Is There New York Metro Suicide Ethos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those deaths happened in the New York Metro area. Is there something about the New York Metro ethos which encourages checking out, versus solving problems, whatever they might be?

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Social Media Investigator, Chicago Metro Area (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

2018 40

Social Media Investigator, Buffalo Metro Area, NY (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

2018 40

PR Agency, Atlanta Metro Area, GA - Internship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

First Snow Fall: New York Metro area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first snowfall, no matter when it happens, always seems too soon.   My adopted canine son Lee K. agrees.  This morning, despite his neon blue sweater, he was not full of joy once we left the lobby of our apartment building.

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Remembering David Henneberry - He Freed Boston Metro Area from Terror after Marathon Bombing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston Metro area was totally on-edge. It was April 19, 2013. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarvaev was on the loose. His brother was dead.    Then, a call came into law enforcement from a Watertown resident-David Henneberry.

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Coaching/Editing College Admission Essays - Boston Metro Area (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Metro-North: Making New York Metro Weather Misery So Much Worse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any of us professionals working late in the New York Metro area could have been on one of those trains tonight. The New York Post reports: "The entire Metro-North train system ground to a halt Thursday night due to a power glitch.

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Starbucks, Metro North Rail: Recharging your batteries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For the round-trip Connecticut/Manhattan run, many cars for the Metro North commuter line now also allow for recharging. Low battery.  No need to panic, at least if you're near one of those Starbucks stores which provide placemats which wirelessly recharge your phone.

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Summer Of 2015 (Riots) - Crisis Communications For Metro-Area Organizations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a recent WJS/NBC survey , 96% of adults indicated they expected riots this summer. Those of us who directly experienced the summer riots of 1967 in urban areas like my hometown, Jersey City, New Jersey, sense that same kind of rage boiling up.

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You Age Out of New York Metro - Surprisingly, You Can Start Up Success Elsewhere

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Metro area can be cruel to aging professionals in communications. No, I didn't have to return to the New York Metro region. That's especially since the field is continually being disrupted by new technologies.

2016 56

Good Penmanship Still In Demand - Freelance Opportunity in Baltimore, MD Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply.   careers

Tourism - Travel to U.S. Metro Areas Could Be Reduced This Summer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Bahamas government Friday urged nationals to exercise caution if they intend on travelling to the United States following the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night." " - The Gleaner, July 9, 2016. Here is the article.

2016 60

SuperBowl 2015 - Lots Of Money To Be Made In Phoenix Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some in the Phoenix, Arizona Metro area have likely already leased space in their houses, apartments, and mobile homes through Airbnb for Super Bowl 2015. 

Metro-North Fatal Crash - Gov. Cuomo Refrains From Spin (but leverages triplicate)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He didn't use the fatal Metro-North crash as a platform to promise he could pull off miracles. "If there was an engineer problem or a train problem or an equipment problem, we'll learn from it. But sometimes there are just accidents."  "  - Gov.

2015 56

Metro-North Commute: From symbol of making it to scary necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Once I had something to sell professionally - speechwriting/ghostwriting skills - I felt like hot stuff boarding the Metro-North commuter train from southwest Connecticut to Manhattan.  No family member will feel okay ever again when the loved one boards the Metro-North.

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Obit Writer, New York Metro Area - Onsite in NJ (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

2017 40

Connecticut - Metro-North commuter train, symbol of success, crashes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Metro-North commuter train from Westport, Connecticut to Grand Central Station in Manhattan is a symbol of success in that iconic novel "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit."    THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that yesterday during the evening rush hour the train heading back to Connecticut crashed with another Metro-North train. 

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Unusually Warm 2/16 in Tucson, AZ - I almost feel guilty not suffering New York Metro cold/snow/ice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After two years away from New York Metro, I still feel guilty not being part of the collective suffering during the polar vortexes. At one point this afternoon, it got so warm in Tucson, Arizona, that my dog refused to walk. I had to carry him home and try again after it cooled down.

2016 56

Long Long Legs With Muscular Calves - Female Brand Of Success In Metro Areas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Metro areas, all brands, not just this one, have to position and package themselves carefully. Thanks to his glam job with GQ, Steve Friedman got to wine and dine young woman around the world who had long long legs with muscular calves. Yeah, the Princess Di kind. 

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Snow Storms: As of 2/18/14, 14 in New York Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Once that car is road-ready, there is the slow careful drive to Metro-North. Professionals in Connecticut with business interests in Manhattan had to again dig out their cars from the snow and ice.  Today brings the 14th snow storm to the region.

2014 56

Presenting in a Crisis

Professionally Speaking...

But the lessons learned from how communication was handled in the Metro accident will be valid for any of our presentations: concern for the audience, sincerity, transparency and quiet confidence.

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New York Metro Old Guard: Not so gently into the night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They're the ones who keep New York Metro fine dining areas in business: The old guard.    They still do since for that generation eating gourmet fare in a brandname restaurant is part of their signature. 

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More Bodies of NYT Jobless Likely to Fill Metro Areas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those cuts will dump the bodies of jobless writers, editors, and layout folks onto the streets of metro areas which are already filled with bloated bodies from Conde Nast, Forbes et al. There's no reason for denial.    Those good jobs in print are really vanishing and there will be no comparable positions popping up in their place. 

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NY Metro: Of course, never consult psychics cold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's supposed to be a stunner:  We can't even trust psychics in the New York Metro area.    In NEW YORK Magazine, Jessica Pressler outs Zena Psychic as a fraud and more.    Of course, in the delicate matter of consulting an otherworldly source we can never do that cold.    Before I settled into two, I always checked around with heavy users. 

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Manhattan-CT Commute on Metro-North: No more "Mad Men" bar car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The bar car on the one-hour+ commute from Manhattan to parts of the Gold Coast of Connecticut had been the loosen-up, bonding ritual for so many professionals. The weary could sink into the ethos of booze and seeming understanding. For that they were even willing to stand up in the maxed-out bar car with their drink for the entire ride home. Now that "Mad Men" type experiece will be no more.  This evening was the last time the bar car would be in operation.

2014 43

Before You Go See the USA in Your Chevrolet, Gas Up in Eastern Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday I drove around the Pittsburgh Metro area. In the Pittsburgh Metro area and right toward the border between PA and OH, a gallon of gas can run between $2.87 Or to relocate back to the Pittsburgh Metro area. Do I regret leaving Pittsburgh Metro?

2018 52

New Aging - Urban Areas to Relocate From

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A new report - The State of the Nation's Housing 2018 - lists the metro areas which the median rent or housing price is more than that. A better fit, and even more affordable, has been the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area. With aging can come lower earnings from work or fixed incomes.

2018 52

Category 6 (and 7) Hurricanes - Second Thoughts about Where to Relocate for Semi-Retirement/Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several coaching clients have been researching on the internet affordable coastal towns to prepare for when they sell the family home in expensive metro areas.   "Two years ago I bought a beach house, on the coast of."

2018 52

CT RR Commuters - Bar Car Coming Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a hiatus of two years, the bar car will be returning to Metro North commuter line from Connecticut to Grand Central.   Here   is the coverage on that.    The bar car has functioned more for socializing after a long, brutal day than for just ingesting booze.

2016 65

No Jobs for English Professors? Think Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If I were still in the New York Metro area I would jump at this opportunity. The Globe Institute of Technology in Midtown Manhattan is hiring a few part-time English Professors for the fall semester. MA is required. Teaching experience is a +. 

2014 52

BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course in Washington DC, May 27th

Beyond Bullet Points

Near New York Avenue Metro Station. Attend the next BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course! Taught personally by Cliff Atkinson, and limited to only 10 participants to ensure a high amount of interaction with Cliff.

BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course in Washington DC, May 27th

Beyond Bullet Points

Near New York Avenue Metro Station. Attend the next BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course! Taught personally by Cliff Atkinson, and limited to only 10 participants to ensure a high amount of interaction with Cliff.

Serial Killer - Hope I Don't Bump into Him/Her

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, I'm in the Phoenix Metro area. I was also in the New York Metro area when the Son of Sam was killing women with brown hair. My family back in the New York Metro area was praying for me.

2016 60

Dow Plummets, Schadenfreude Fills the Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Extreme happiness is riding the Metro North commuter train into Manhattan and overhearing the once-smug frantically talking with their financial planners.  Not everyone is suffering post- Dow plunge of 1000+.

2018 52

New York Writer: Doesn't seem to matter (much) any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's even though "they" know I no longer reside in the New York Metro area.   And there's the hassle of the New York Metro area. Here I am in fly-over country, checking my emails in a motel.

2014 63

- 400+ - In Paradise, No One Is In High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The beauty of living in Paradise (that is outside the New York Metro area and the temporary networks at the World Economic Forum in Davos) is that no one even noticed the -400+ development on the Dow.

2016 56

Category 6 (and 7) Hurricanes - Second Thoughts about Where to Relocate for Semi-Retirement/Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several coaching clients have been researching on the internet affordable coastal towns to prepare for when they sell the family home in expensive metro areas.  The worst I have experienced in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area during the past two years is one winter in which there were several weeks of snow storms.  "Two years ago I bought a beach house, on the coast of." " That's what a client for my coaching services recently told me.

2018 40

Tribes of Boston/New York - We who migrated to Southwest enjoy 62+ temps this a.m. (could reach 80)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With telecommuting it was no longer necessary to be based in the New York or Boston metro areas to make a living. Sometimes leaving the tribe of our birth is necessary. And that's what so many of us Baby Boomers did since the first polar vortex.

2016 56