Introducing Newsdesk

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To help celebrate the launch of Ebyline’s News Desk custom wire service we wanted some way to visualize the timeline of journalism innovation. The more we researched the histories of the various big news agencies—AP, Reuters, AFP, UPI—the more…

This Week’s Headlines: Knight News Challenge Awards, Post Drops iPad Paywall

Hope all our readers on the East Coast are surviving this week’s heat wave! Here’s a look at the media and publishing headlines that caught our eye this week:

Guardian: BBC honcho Mark Thompson may become next New York Times…

How The Wall Street Journal Uses Sound Bites on Pinterest

In this 24/7 news cycle world, with stories broken down into miniscule sound bites, The Wall Street Journal has found a clever way to present select ones from the News Corp.-owned newspaper via social media.
The Journal has been pinning…

How to Build an Enduring Freelance Career

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Slipping into the life of a full-time freelancer was deceptively easy. A former classmate sent me a lead on a permalance copy editing gig at a daily newspaper, which I easily landed. I also parlayed an internship at a web…

How to Localize News from Libya & Japan, @WSJ Disavows Grammar, What Do Readers Want to Read?

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For today’s bushel of information, we have a confession from the Wall Street Journal bureau chiefs about their disavowal of grammar. We also have  a few ruminations on how media outlets have developed technology to cover stories in far flung…

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