Recent Research

SWMS Cheat Sheet: 2018 Broadcast Producers

-- Updated Jan. 25, 2018 -- "We want broadcast in 2018!" Are you hearing that? The clients so rarely understand how difficult it is land a segment, let alone whom to pitch in the first place. Current as of Jan. 2018, here's a list of bookers and producers for a dozen of the biggest network and syndicated shows. The big names.

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Who Still Runs Infographics?

-- Updated Jun. 1, 2018 -- Which publications still run infographics? A subscriber recently asked us this good question. The answer is, more than you might think. We found 14 publications that ran infogs recently as edit-driven contributed content, across both B2B and B2C. We have removed the 2017 list as all but one of those publications no longer run infogs.

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Reporters Who Write AI Profiles

There's lots of AI coverage out there but few reporters approach the topic through company profiles. And of course the clients love those. So here's our crack at listing the journos who will shine a light on thre companies making news in AI, specifically machine learning.

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Net Neutrality Reporters

This is the year that net neutrality gets put in place. Its implications are still not fully understood yet are expected to be vast. Some of tech media's most talented reporters are monitoring the developments. Here's a cheat sheet for you, current as of July 2017.

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SWMS Deep-Dive: Fintech

“Whose ox will be gored by this?” That’s what EICs often ask reporters when their hot trend pitch seems a little too frothy. Fintech stories always passed this test. Robo-advisors will nuke the brokers! Bitcoin will sink the banks! So will the online lenders!

Those days are over.

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Cover Story Elements: What It Took and What It Still Takes

Back in 2011, for a subscriber, we produced a slide deck titled “Cover Story: What It Takes” and last month rediscovered it deep in a sub-directory. Now here we are in 2017. Had anything changed? Story lengths sure have. Reporters lucky enough to write 2017 narratives almost universally complain of having to trim the copy... 

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The 2017 SWMS Podcast List

Two days ago a subscriber asked us whether we had a current list of podcasts, with pitch contacts and what they were looking for. We didn’t then but we do now. You’ll enjoy perusing our Google Doc with 37 podcasts, iTunes links and enough background to get you started. We color-coded the ones we thought you’d have the best chance of pitching.

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