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SWMS Online Facebook Post: TC50/Demo '08 companies; Where are they now?

As TechCruch 50 and DEMO Fall approach, it's nice to look back and see how much of last year's startups actually amount to anything. This piece ran in April 2009 but should be updated. We love this kind of reporting vigilance.

 
 

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SWMS Editorial Teleconference - Maggie Reardon, senior writer, CNET News

Maggie Reardon, senior writer
CNET News
August 2009
 
How often do you hear a reporter say, I could use some story ideas from PR? That’s pretty much what Maggie Reardon told us this month, and it just doesn’t get any better than that. But beware: she wants you to tee it up.

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SWMS Coverage Analysis: Google Chrome

SWMS Coverage Analysis: Google Chrome
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
 
Who did the best job of covering today's breaking news about Google Chrome becoming a netbook operating system?

For what it's worth, Ars Technica broke the story, shortly before Google itself announced the news in a company blog.

More revealing are the editorial approaches, categorized below:

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SWMS Editorial Teleconference: Matt Asay, News.com

Matt Asay, blogger
News.com
July 2008
 
What happens when a blogger with huge editorial credibility also happens to be a vendor? Can the blogger be an honest broker when writing about trends? What happens if the blogger, however unintentionally, antagonizes you or your client?
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Dan Farber, CNET

Dan Farber, EIC
CNET News
March 2008
 
There's a new news boss at News.com and his name is Dan Farber. What changes has he made so far in one of our industry's most prestigious newsgathering organizations? How much should he change? As a busy editor-in-chief, how much journalism will he get to practice himself? Timing is everything, and we've got Dan on the docket for you just as he gets his arms around one of the most important journalism jobs in the business. He's a good guy to get to know.
 
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Stefanie Olsen, News.com

Stefanie Olsen, senior writer
CNET News.com
August 2007

The Beat

Science and cutting-edge technology have replace e-commerce and reporting on the media. Add to that kids and technology. Focus: how kids are using tech and how intelligence is evolving in the Internet age. In the past, coverage in this area has focused primarily on "filtering and how parents can help protect kids" but in the last couple of years Stefanie has seen an explosion of virtual worlds and networks aimed at younger kids.

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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.
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The Guardian gives their New Yorker colleagues a thumbs-up on their new redesign and paywall. This might be a good... Read more

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As seen in Medium: Sharethrough bought billboards in San Francisco to promote this week's Native Advertising Summit.  We've seen some... Read more

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