The journalist’s guide to SXSW 2013

With SXSW 2013 just over a week away, we took a closer look at the schedule to find the most interesting interactive events for newshounds and ink-stained wretches converging in Austin next week for the interactive showcase (that’s SXSWi, FYI).…

4 (slightly offbeat) revenue ideas for newspapers

As ad pages and subscriber numbers dwindle at many newspapers, publishers need more creative ways to monetize their paper’s brand. Some larger papers are already using alternate revenue models such selling as daily deals or hosting sponsored content.
Some newspapers…

Author Kristen Fischer on finding success as a freelancer

When Talent Isn't Enough

With freelancing and self-employment on the rise—the U.S. Small Business Administration reports that nearly 9.9 million Americans were self-employed during the second quarter of 2012—several new books offer business advice tailored to solopreneurs rather than small businesses with employees. Among…

Streetwise Media’s Chase Garbarino on why big cities mean lucrative journalism

Streetwise Media

Even as traditional media outlets struggle to monetize digital content, a few upstarts seem to have found their sweet spot. Take Streetwise Media, which produces city news sites BostInno in Boston, InTheCapital in D.C. and the soon-to-launch NYC site InTheEmpire. The…

How David Hochman built a freelance community

David Hochman

Veteran freelancer David Hochman has seemingly written for every major media outlet from Forbes and Food + Wine to The New York Times and Town + Country. The LA-based writer also leads a 1,000+ member writer’s group called UPOD, which…

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