Quality Standards for Online Content

So, the Internet Content Syndication Council is concerned about the allegedly abysmal quality of mass-produced articles flying out of the content mills.  They’re so disturbed by the practices and output of the mills that they’re working on a series of quality standards and have discussed the possibility of certifying “legitimate” content. I can think of […]

Don’t Blow Off the New School – Social media

As much as I love old school – old school hip-hop, pen and paper interviewing, in-person interviewing, library research, etc., I have to admit, the new school is pretty darn fun too. Everyday there’s a new blog on how writers/freelancers can maximize their efforts to get work, get noticed and build a reputation through social […]

This Month in Media News

It’s the end of the month so it’s time to recap some of the stories you may have missed: The Columbia Journalism Review had a rather interesting blog post commenting on ZDNet’s post about printing and things that are making offset printing obsolete. Lauren Kirchner’s “Don’t Get Your Printing Advice from a Printer Manufacturer” is […]

This Week in Media News 4/25 – 4/30

Back again! Here’s media news you may have missed this week: Edmund Lee from AdAge has a great post about papers/publishers using “content mills” to supplement their news and opinion articles. Demand Studios and Associated Content are mentioned: More Publishers Trying Outsourced Journalism Thomas K. Zellers talks about: Paper or Pixels? NewsCorp is taking steps to […]

This Week in Media News 3/31 – 4/4

Happy Easter FWJ crew! If you don’t celebrate Easter then, of course, happy Sunday. It’s been good week in media news: Where are the Women? – Alicia Shepard asks an all important question about NPR & it’s diversity or lack of in some areas. A dangerous assignment gone really, really bad -“Paul Raffaele, a top […]

This Week in Media News

There was a lot of media news this week from trouble at the New York Times to The Plain Dealer’s ethics quandry, here’s my weekly recap. New York Times Staffers Furious Over The Huge Raise Executives Gave Themselves – Gillian Reagan reports for Business Insider the $12 million in executive bonuses the paper paid out […]

Men's Vogue Hits It from the Back…

Industry News You Can Use: Memo Pad reports: In order to save Men’s Vogue after shrinking the pub dates to twice a year, Conde’ Nast is going to put the Spring issue of Men’s Vogue on the back of the April issue of women’s Vogue. Media Week reports: Country home is folding with the March […]