Weekly Wrap: Get paid to ‘gram, News Nation jobs

Every young person’s dream job is no available. Yes, the folks at the Facebook Journalism Project will pay you to post to Instagram. Details below:

The Facebook Journalism Project and Reynolds Journalism Institute are seeking applications for the second annual Instagram Local News Fellowship, a summer program in which students work as Instagram editors in local US newsrooms. The fellowship includes a stipend for work, housing, and travel funded by the Facebook Journalism Project. Participating newsrooms and their fellows will share what they learn over the summer so that newsrooms across the country can adopt best practices. Check out some of the lessons learned during our pilot program last summer. Apply here and share with friends using the hashtag #IGNewsFellows

If you’re looking for more steady work as a professional, we have plenty of opportunities in Nexstar — including positions at the new WGN America project “News Nation.”

Early thoughts on the XFL? It certainly appears to be a better effort than what we saw the last time around. Week one ratings were pretty solid, and I’m enjoying the transparency you get from mic’d players, referees and coaches.

We decided to check out the XFL Renegades in action last weekend at the same place where the Texas Rangers played (and I had my first summer job). Fun experience along with the 17,000 others in attendance.

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Hey there, @xfl! #beatthebattlehawks #xfl #xfl2020

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The Daytona 500 was a big focus around the company this past week. I caught this AP photo of Jimmie Johnson that showcases our Nexstar “Countdown to Daytona” initiative. Cool stuff!

New for 2020, I’ll be sharing the social posts that caught my attention each week.  Some of the content may have been posted by me — or it might have come from your social channels.

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