Anime Expo Lite 2021 – ANIME NEWS NETWORK – Notes!

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Credit: Anonymous Author​ | @TAVmedia

START: 4:30 PM END: 5:15 PM (PDT) | 3 July 2021 | CHANNEL: 2

Panel Description: It’s been a hell of a year; meet the people behind Anime News Network, find out what it takes to operate the world’s largest anime and manga news website, what we’ve changed over the past year, what we’re working on now and what excites us in the world of anime today.

Some site news:

1. There is a new mascot! Meet Annika: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/azure/2021-06-14/.173940

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She’s freaking adorible! The comic/character was created by Robin Sevakis (@JadedSketch on Twitter)

2. ANN updates daily with more content! And you can read about updates and site news here: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/site-news/ 

Interested in pitching to ANN (accepted pitches and published articles will be paid!)? https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/staff-openings 

What is the News Room? Interviews and such where ANN editors and contributors get to go to the studios, creators, publishers, etc. and talk to those that make anime and manga directly! They get to find out what’s new, what’s happening, and what’s not before sharing it with us, the audience!

It’s a small company, but an awesome one! 

Question we asked at Q&A: What if we’d like to edit for ANN rather than write? Does one start as a writer for ANN and then advance into an editor role, or is this the kind of position that one must look out for under the job openings page? No one just edits–your need to be able to write (as a journalist) and edit if you want to be an editor. There is always a higher demand for another journalist over a sole copy editor because content is king! 

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