AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin on Twitter Policies and More

Eric Carvin, social media editor at the AP

During the past year, the AP has made three rounds of sweeping changes to its social media policy that impact AP staff. Ebyline recently had a chance to talk with the AP’s social media editor, Eric Carvin (@EricCarvin), about these…

Radio Reporter Turned Freelancer Adam Westbrook on Entrepreneurial Journalism

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In 2009, UK-based Adam Westbrook quit his full-time job as a radio reporter to freelance. Since then, he has lectured at Kingston University’s journalism department, published three ebooks on journalism, spoken at dozens of conferences across Europe, and started his…

Using Social Media to Crowdsource Stories

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As a freelancer, it is often difficult to find credible sources for stories, especially if you are juggling multiple assignments. However, thanks to the emergence and mainstream adoption of social media, it’s easier than ever to find sources for your…

How to Crowdfund a Book on Kickstarter

Driven_ to help his daughter and help change the world by Jon _Driven_ Singer — Kickstarter

Kickstarter is used by a wide range of entrepreneurs looking to design, build, and sell innovative products that require upfront funding. Many of the most popular Kickstarter products to date have been technology related, such as ways to improve the…

Balancing Your Personal and Professional Online Personas

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Recently, one Ebyline commenter asked, “What happens if you are a freelancer whose primary income comes from news assignments from the local newspaper – and you start publishing a blog that reveals your opinions and specific interests (for example, you…

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