Fast Company

SWMS Editorial Teleconference: Michael Fitzgerald, freelancer

Michael Fitzgerald
Freelancer
June 2009

Thoughtful and articulate, Michael Fitzgerald is a kind of journalist that journalism cannot survive without. He is a storyteller, who ties together disparate elements to engage and entertain a casual reader. As a freelancer, Michael did well in 2008. But publications keep missing their ad page forecasts, and editors are starting to accumulate pieces that they've purchased but have no room to run -- at least in print. PR pros have a vested interest in heeding Michael's words and helping him -- and all storytellers -- to be successful.

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Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe, Fast Company

Scott Kirsner
Freelance writer: Boston Globe, Fast Company, et al
September 2006

 

Why Hollywood?

"Hollywood is a good example of how most established industries react to technology; they're kind of slow to adopt them," he says. The topic is front and center on his radar for a book project he's working on. Plus, "It's fun." He's privy to film festivals and movie premiers: "you see the movie and then the director or the star is there to talk to you about it afterward."

He gets around:

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