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Today there are more reasons than ever for writers to have a blog. With the media world going digital, freelancers need to keep up with new forms of writing in order to earn their daily bread, or just have a simple way for editors to check out their work. But getting started can be intimidating. [...]
The week’s highlights from the freelance and digital news biz: It was a week for debating whether Google and the Internet have hurt or helped newspapers. Search engine guru and ex-newspaper reporter Danny Sullivan doesn’t understand newspapers’ anti-Google stance. But a poll of 43 mainstream media insiders conducted by The Atlantic and National Journal reveals [...]
UPDATE: Online News Association members receive a $10 discount off the full Webinar price. To access the discount code, go to the Journalists.org Discounts page. Join ONA here. News U. and the Knight Digital Media Center are hosting a Webinar on social networks on Tuesday, April 14, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT. The Webinar, called [...]
Traffic’s way up this week from people doing Internet searches on Roxana Saberi, the U.S. freelance broadcast journalist I blogged about after officials in Iran detained her three months ago. So here’s an update: various news agencies are reporting that the U.S.-Iranian journalist has been formally charged with spying. London’s The Times, has this story [...]
A while back, I conducted a poll to find out how many Twitter accounts freelance writers and other people who visit this blog use. As luck would have it, around the time I was getting ready to publish the results, I got the opportunity to write a guest post for TwiTip, a guide to all [...]
This week’s highlights from the freelance and digital news biz: HuffPost invests in investigative news – Everybody’s favorite we-don’t-pay-contributors news aggregator Website is turning over a new leaf, big time. The The Huffington Post is launching an investigative news team with a $1.75 million starter budget and advice from well-known online news guru and NYU [...]