>> Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Academy Award ceremonies have been around since l929 when a group of 270 guests met at the Biltmore Hotel and paid 5.00 dollars each for Lobster Eugenie and "Los Angeles Salad." Back then, it was all about the food, and apparently today, it's all about the fashion.
From feather boas and satin gowns of the twenties, to haute couture and the millions of dollars of jewels on loan today, this is the fashion industry's Super Bowl. And it's hard to remember a time when we watched the Oscars without the preliminary fashion show/product placement/walk of fame and shame that is known as the "Red Carpet."
Competing for jobs is tough enough. Competing in an economic environment where there are fewer and fewer jobs and more and more job applicants is even tougher. For students coming out of college, that challenge is even harder because of their lack of real-world experience.
No field is more competitive than broadcast journalism, especially for those who want to cover the entertainment space. Not only are you competing with the abundant of off and online news outlets, but you're also competing with freelancers and the paparazzi.