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TechBeacon: HP's New Contributed Content Site

Prepare to submit your B2B contributed content to TechBeacon, a new platform designed to guide ambitious IT pros and line-of-business technologists. A placeholder site is live today; a soft-launch is due Apr. 15. Areas of focus: agile, big data, cloud, devops, mobile, performance, security, software quality and startups. Paying the bills for this site is HP, which promises to give TechBeacon full independence.

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Kim Nash Joins CIO Journal

Kim Nash this week joined the WSJ's CIO Journal as senior writer, after five years at Baseline and more than 20 at IDG's Computerworld and CIO. Taking the WSJ job was "not a difficult decision whatsoever... I'm excited and honored to be here," Kim tells us. "I have a lot of longtime friends at IDG. I know a lot about the company and feel emotionally attached to it... but I can tell you I am thrilled to be here."

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Tech Edit Spotlight: IDG's Contributor Network

Looking to place IT-related contributed content, not just once or twice, but regularly? The fast-growing IDG Contributor Network "is a collection of blogs written by leading IT practitioners about technology trends, business opportunities and the challenges they face every day." The IDG Contributor Network is directed by Joyce Carpenter, who spent eight years building Computerworld's blog network.

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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: Editorial Art Departments

  • Workflow among editors and artists
  • Which story types get access to the artists and which don't
  • Trends in page design and SEO
  • Impact of tablets
  • Tools and forms that presage "graphics self-service" for reporters and editors
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SWMS Profile: Keith Shaw, multimedia content editor, IDG

Veteran tech editor Keith Shaw now oversees multimedia for Computerworld and CIO in addition to Network World. Does this mean a triple-dipping opportunity for PR? Keith walks us you through his new responsibilities and point out new tech PR pitching opps. He also discusses what he's learning about production and distribution and speculates on what lies ahead for him and for IDG in 2011.

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