Q&A: Neil Katz and Evan Hansen, Meteor

Seemingly against all odds, two experienced entrepreneurs are launching Meteor, a publication about how AI, blockchain and Web3 technologies will transform just about all things digital.

SWMS Q&A: Suman Bhattacharyya, Industry Dive, WSJ Journal Reports

Born and raised in Canada, Suman Bhattacharyya logged time at Digiday and Ad Age before landing in late 2021 at the Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal. Seven months later Suman became a freelancer, writing primarily for a handful of Industry Dive titles as well as the WSJ's Journal Reports.

Focused on Cloud, ‘Silverlinings’ Launches Jan. 5

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Andrew Nusca on How to ‘Walk In an Editor’s Shoes’

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Pitching Contribs to VentureBeat or Quartz At Work? You Must Use The Form.

If you'd like to pitch a contribution to VentureBeat or Quartz at Work, you'll need to fill out a form to do it. Both publications have eliminated the email dialog that so many PR pros have used over the years to build relationships. 

Analysis: Why Most Journalists are Staying on Twitter

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Analysis: The Challenge of 2023

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Cheat Sheet: Podcasts for CMOs

This cheat sheet is a revamp from our May 2022 research. We found nine additional CMO-related podcasts since then, and none that had lapsed. How unusual. Let us know if we have missed your favorite.

Cheat Sheet: Reporters Who Cover CMOs

Here are 19 targets who cover CMOs. Bloomberg and CNBC not on it. Tier 1 tends not to see CMOs as newsmakers. WSJ CMO Today and Forbes are the exceptions. This is updated from our May 2022 list.

Cheat Sheet: AI Newsletters on Substack

Came up with a dozen, all with contact info. We tried to avoid the roll-up newsletters that point to others' content but offer little of their own. Then again, those "digest" newsletters point to still more resources.

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Good Pitching Advice from Axios

Tweeted by Axios health tech reporter Erin Brodwin: “If you’re pitching me on a company’s credentials, no need to tell me how great the founding team is, where they’ve worked, etc. — I’ll find out. Tell me how they solve a problem, how they’re diff from rivals (and there are *always* rivals), how they track outcomes and get paid.”

Fortune Extends ‘Brainstorm Tech’

Fortune this week announced Fortune’s Founders Forum, an extension of Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech franchise. Former Fortune reporter Polina Marinova Pompliano will co-moderate the first Founders Forum event in July, along with Michal Lev-Ram. Fortune Founders Forum will be co-located with Brainstorm Tech. Here is the press release.