Recent Edit News and Analysis

FierceMarkets Folds 11 Titles

Tech PR pros took a hit this month with the closing of 11 FierceMarkets tech sites and associated newsletters. Fierce did establish a new daily newsletter called FierceTechExec, which "will provide information technology news across a broader portfolio of industries including biotech, healthcare, wireless, retail and more."

Want to upgrade to a subscription that includes SWMS news, research and consulting? Send e-mail to Christy for details.

The Death of the EIC

By David Strom, SWMS contributor ---

We have come to the end of an era. It is time to retire a professional title that played a significant role in my own life, that of the Editor-in-Chief, or EIC. It now has little significance for those in online publishing, perhaps because the entire editorial department has collapsed into a single individual.

Want to upgrade to a subscription that includes SWMS news, research and consulting? Send e-mail to Christy for details.

New Platform: HuffPost Contributors

We've learned more about Huffington Post's forthcoming, self-service approach to contributed content. Now in beta, it's called HuffPost Contributors. It seems to have two purposes. One, it relieves all HuffPo editors from having to evaluate unsolicited third-party content. And two, it consolidates all contributions in a single platform housed apart from HuffPo proper.

 

Want to upgrade to a subscription that includes SWMS news, research and consulting? Send e-mail to Christy for details.

New Book: 'Good Charts,' From HBR's Scott Berinato

We've all heard the expression "show me, don't tell me." At least in the workplace, that became just a bit easier last week with the publication of "Good Charts," a book written by Harvard Business Review senior editor Scott Berinato.

Want to upgrade to a subscription that includes SWMS news, research and consulting? Send e-mail to Christy for details.

Predictions: A Path to Coverage

Looking for a fresh approach for story pitches, contributed content and client media? Try predictions. They're not just for December anymore. According to Google Trends, interest in predictions as a "media genre" has never been higher. Forbes's 2016 prediction articles drew three times as many readers than the Forbes average.

Want to upgrade to a subscription that includes SWMS news, research and consulting? Send e-mail to Christy for details.

Pages

Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.