This Week’s Headlines: New Applications Team at NPR, Pakistan Bans Twitter

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here’s a look at the media and publishing headlines that caught our eyes this week:

NPR creates news applications team as part of strategy for ‘multimedia audio’: Despite reports from The Washington Post that NPR is…

How to Avoid Social Network Overload

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For freelancers, staying connected is critical for finding the next gig, but it also likely means you’re likely getting burned out using social networks (if you haven’t already.) The New York Times called this “digital fatigue.” Perhaps that’s why Brian Solis,…

The Science of Social Timing

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One of the perks of working as a freelance journalist is the freedom to decide what publications you work with at any given time. While your resume and portfolio may help you secure a contract, your ability to generate page…

Enhance Your Professional Profile through Online Content Curation

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You’ve heard of online content curation—and most likely, you’re already doing it without thinking much about it. Every time you post a link to an article on Twitter, or share a video link on Facebook, you’re curating content for your…

How Writers Can Use #Hashtags

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Think of two times when you attended speeches. One just a “here’s the info, thanks for coming” speech, the other a speech that included a Q and A session afterwards. The Q and A speech is quite a different experience,…

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