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ProfNet Experts Available on America's Pastime, Father's Day Shopping Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. 

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Mighty Casey Turning 125
  • Father's Day Shopping

MEDIA JOBS

  • Editor – Santa Fe Reporter (NM)
  • Enterprising Reporter - The Madison-St. Clair Record (IL)
  • Contributors – GALO Magazine (NY)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • Pitch Perfect: How to Write an Awesome Query Letter
  • Caterpillar Career Consultants Spreads its Wings in Times Square
  • Grammar Hammer: Shall We Dance?

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EXPERT ALERTS:

Mighty Casey Turning 125
Dan Anderson
Visiting Professor of English
Dominican University in River Forest, Ill
"America's pastime -- the designated hitter, steroids, and a few other intrusions notwithstanding -- has remained relatively unchanged. The imagery of the poem -- the brawny batsman, the hated umpire, the unruly crowd -- resonates just as strongly today as it did in 1888."
Anderson is available to discuss the lasting appeal of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's soon-to-be 125-year-old classic poem, "Casey at the Bat," first published on June 3, 1888 in the San Francisco Examiner. According to Anderson, whose research focuses on baseball and modernism in American literature, despite a few iambs of archaic language, the scene it sets translates into modernity quite well.
After earning his bachelor's in journalism from Northwestern University, Anderson worked as a newspaper sportswriter and editor before returning to school for his master's and Ph.D. in English, from Boston College and University of Minnesota, respectively.  He has published on the formation and cultural importance of the Negro League and is a former keynote presenter at the Annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference.
Media Contact: Dan Armstrong, darmstrong@dom.edu

Father's Day Shopping
Lesley Kennedy
Senior Managing Editor
ShopAtHome.com
"If you can save money finding a discounted gift card online and pair that with a heart-felt card, a home-cooked meal or a simple phone call to say, 'Thanks, Dad'? Best. Child. Ever."
Kennedy is available to speak to survey results that indicate what dads really want and how much he would like his loved ones to spend on a gift for Father's Day. She can also talk about the best ways to save money when shopping for Father's Day gifts. Kennedy has contributed regularly to national sites and publications, including NBC Universal's iVillage.com, Meredith Publishing's MORE magazine and Recipe.com, AOL/Huffington Post's StyleList and ParentDish, Dr. Oz's YouBeauty.com and others. In addition to serving as AOL ParentDish's news editor, she also served as the deputy features editor and fashion editor at the Rocky Mountain News. She is located in Denver.
Media Contact: Kimberly Waterhouse, kimberly.waterhouse@schwartzmsl.com

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MEDIA JOBS:

Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: http://bit.ly/pncjobboard

See more listings here.

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

  • PITCH PERFECT: HOW TO WRITE AN AWESOME QUERY LETTER: Pitching an editor is an important task for every writer, but knowing how to do it successfully enough to capture the attention of an editor is even more important. Read on as we recap the ASJA panel on the do's and don'ts of query writing: http://bit.ly/193ndTG
  • CATERPILLAR CAREER CONSULTANTS SPREADS ITS WINGS IN TIMES SQUARE: Congratulations to ProfNet member Jennifer Takacs-O'Shea, president of Caterpillar Career Consultants, who was featured in Times Square as part of our Facebook promotion! Want a chance to be featured? Here's how: http://bit.ly/ZUlnUC
  • GRAMMAR HAMMER: SHALL WE DANCE?: Trying to decide when to use "shall" or "will" in a sentence? Cathy Spicer, aka the Grammar Hammer, breaks it down in this week's installment: http://bit.ly/15Vcezo

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