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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: Data Journalism

Got data? Of course you do. Can you use it as a pitch tool? Sure you can. It won't be easy, at least to start. But it will be worth it in the end.

In which month are LinkedIn members most often promoted? During which month should you ask for a raise?

Would you read articles like these?

We've seen the rise of infographics. We are also beginning to see the end of their novelty. 

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SWMS Profile: Marshall Kirkpatrick, co-editor

With Marshall, it’s all about the ones and zeros. He uses computer-assisted tools to be competitive, because he doesn’t have the staff to beat out TechCrunches and GigaOm’s. This is the manifestation of journalism in this decade. Tech media success today is half reporting and half facility with technology. Consider advancing your own skills accordingly to keep up.

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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: Vendor Content: Animations, guerilla video, and more

Many vendors produce good tech content.

But what exactly is "good" vendor content?

Does it need to be as good as "editorial" content? Which vendors do the best job of producing vendor content -- and what did that content actually accomplish? We'll answer those questions and more in this special SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight.

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SWMS Analysis: The Real GigaOm, Mashable, RWW, TC, VB

Everyone knows GigaOm, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and VentureBeat are blogs. They sure look like blogs. Articles are posts, and you can comment under each one.

But they're not just blogs anymore.

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Fastest, Slowest Tech Edit Sites

If you enjoy quick-to-load tech edit web sites, you'll want to experience PCWorld.com, PCMag.com and CNET.com.

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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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