Tag: freelance journalism

by Jefferson Yen

All this week we’ve been writing about the boom in content marketing. For those of you who don’t know, content marketing is – as the name would suggest – content, usually articles, purposely created to drive business for a company. As Simon Owens puts it, content marketing has been around for a long time before […] more »

by Genevieve Belmaker

The business of freelance journalism no longer fits into the framework of a generation ago. It doesn’t even fit into the framework of ten years ago. That fact begs the question: what is the current framework, then? The simplest answer might lie in part within a cluster of so-called freelance platforms that have sprung up […] more »

by Jaron Gilinsky

August 2014 was a horrific month for freelance journalists. We are still mourning the loss of our colleagues, James (Jim) Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans who entered Syria to report on the country’s violent civil war. Both were talented journalists who focused their reporting on the human rights abuses of Syrian civilians. But in their […] more »

by Jose Gonzalez

The death of Canadian freelance photographer Ali Mustafa while documenting the Syrian civil war illustrates the persistent problem of the safety of journalists in the country and, increasingly, the particular threats faced by freelance journalists reporting in one of the most dangerous locations on the planet. Much of the reporting that has come out of Syria in recent months […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Livefyre acquires Storify to expand its social media curation platform (GigaOm) 2. Johns Hopkins and the case of the missing NSA blog post (ProPublica) 3. Reports: Outbrain plans IPO valued at $1 billion for 2014 (paidContent) 4. Verizon and the FCC square off for the future of net neutrality (Verge) 5. In Syria, freelancer […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBC News buys live-video streaming site to incorporate citizen journalism, boost news coverage (The Next Web) 2. Study: Mobile news ‘snacking’ is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices (Pando Daily) 3. Technology industry extends a hand to struggling print media (NYT) 4. New milestones for freelance journalism platform (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Journalism […] more »