We've spotted two new paid content operations, one affordable, one not. The LAUNCH Ticker is Jason Calacanis's twice-daily round-up (in email and in-app) of all the tech news that matters (to him), with a bias toward VC/start-up news. On the other end of your budget, only $35,000 will get you an annual subscription to Hilary Mason's research content at Fast Forward Labs.
If you've got marketing automation clients and you're tired of pitching the same old jaded reporters, don't forget about VentureBeat. In recent weeks VB has committed big-time to marketing tech in the form of paid content (VB Insight), live events (GrowthBeat) and a new full-time marketing automation reporter, Barry Levine.
If you're 45 or older you probably remember Agenda, the multi-day symposium hosted by then-InfoWorld EIC (and now successful VC) Stewart Alsop. After a years-long hiatus, Agenda has re-emerged as an "all-new business leadership conference focused on transforming business for the digital world," produced by IDG Enterprise.
Under what circumstances should PR converse with reporters on background, and NOT on the record? Tech edit veteran Larry Seltzer, now a busy freelancer, has noticed that PR routinely takes him off the record for even routine responses. He wonders why, and so do we.
Charlie Warzel never aspired to be a journalist. He began as a researcher before an unpaid college internship at NBC changed his life. Now here he is, tech editor at one of the hottest sites not just in tech media, but in all of media.
Fortune this month launched Data Sheet, a daily enterprise tech newsletter authored by freelancer Heather Clancy. Data Sheet's content is curated from around the web, not just from Fortune. It's the third in a growing family of Fortune's newsletters, joining Term Sheet and Broadsheet, which launched in July.
Now that we've revamped our web site, we're also revamping how we email our subscribers. Simply put, we're dispensing with email blasts. From now on we'll write personally to the email addresses you've given us, framing what's new specifically for you and your organization.