Profile: Andy Patrizio, IT Freelancer

Andy Patrizio has been a tech freelancer for more than a decade. You may know Andy from Network World but he also writes for Business Insider and others. He’s technical, but strives to write simply because he knows his readers may not be. Andy depends on PR to contribute its share of story ideas. For you, Andy has this advice.

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Tier 1 Has a New Competitor: Andreessen Horowitz

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is building what you might call its own Wired -- a pro-tech media brand appealing both to consumers and business. It's unnamed as yet, but A16Z is hiring fast. So far, at least, parts of it appear to be pitchable.

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Andreessen Horowitz Seeks a Contributed Content Gatekeeper

Andreessen Horowitz is looking to hire an editor to manage guest posts. The VC firm's 936-word want ad reveals much about good contributed content. PR pros can go to school on this one, using these universal insights when pitching any outlet.

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Two Questions: Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios

SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes: "Growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley, Kia Kokalitcheva grew up discussing tech over the dinner table with her engineer father -- it was inevitable that she’d end up working in tech. As VC and tech reporter at Axios, and in her former work at Fortune and VentureBeat, she’s had access to the tech scene’s who’s who."

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28 Terms That Communicators Might Not Want to Use Anymore

DEI awareness is one thing, applying its principles through official corporate language quite another. We had the opportunity to examine a style guide produced by a tech company steeped in content publishing. There's a lot to learn from it.

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