Can crowdfunding power smarter journalism?

Beacon Crowdfunding journalism

Award-winning freelance journalist Nate Thayer, who has 25 years of experience as a foreign correspondent, is trying to raise $67,500 on his website to self-publish Sympathy for the Devil: Living Dangerously in Cambodia, his book about the Pol Pot regime.…

Three Tools For Collaborative Editing

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As a writer, you’ve probably asked a friend or colleague to look over a blog post before it went live. Newsrooms and brands alike often have many editorial procedures in place to assure that work gets another set of eyes…

How To Fact Check A Post

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Whether you’re writing for a local publication or updating a company blog, ensuring that the information you’re putting out for public consumption is accurate can help build credibility and trust with your readers—and spare you from embarrassing corrections down the…

Eight Essential WordPress Plugins

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More and more publishers are switching from legacy content and publishing systems to the ubiquitous and easily-modified WordPress. And one of WordPress’s advantages is its compatibility with plug-ins: small applications that add features and functions to your site. Whether you’re…

How Content Creators Can Use Storify To Make Better Stories

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Founded by former AP reporter Burt Herman and software engineer Xavier Damman, Storify makes it easy for reporters to cut and paste reactions to the news from social media platformas into their own posts or articles. Major media outlets including…

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