Emily Dreyfuss Wants to Talk

If you represent industry executives, you have a ground-floor opportunity to converse with a powerful journalist -- Protocol editorial director Emily Dreyfuss. Once Protocol launches later in Q1, she may get busy and not have time for karma discussions. Now she does. Here's the background.

Protocol's Hiring Spree Continues; Launch is Imminent

Protocol continues to recruit top edit talent as its Q1 launch nears. Focused on "people, power and politics" within the tech world, the San Francisco-based edit startup is poised to challenge traditional Tier 1 and put big pressure on Wired, TechCrunch, Quartz and The Information to retain their best reporters.

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Wired25 2019: A Tech F2F Event... for Kids

Perhaps you read last month about Day 1 of the Wired25 event in San Francisco. Many a newsmaker spoke, and it was an A-list event from a speaker and attendee POV. Less was written about Day 2 -- "Culture & Fam" Day, Wired called it. The formula may become a brand-builder in the 2020s as the second digital generation comes of age.

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Cheat Sheet: Personal Finance Targets

This one's a bit here-and-there... initially we looked at contributed content opps in the personal finance space... and came up with only two. Editors at other pubs might possibly entertain your contributed-content pitch, however -- for various reasons. Anyway, happy hunting on this.

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Profile: Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch

Alex Wilhelm is back at TechCrunch. Four years away have changed him. "I'm in different physical shape these days," he says from his WFH studio in Rhode Island. "I'm a lot thinner. I don't drink anymore. I'm a less aggressive, kinder person than I was. And I know a lot more."

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Webinar Playback: SWMS Outlook on 2020

Here's the playback of our 48-minute webinar "Outlook on 2020." We address strategies on placing profiles and thought-leadership analyses, as well as the role of analytics in editorial decision-making, and how AI is about to transform how rough drafts are created. 

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Cheat Sheet: Forbes Contributors

There are hundreds, right? But only 40 have published content either in Forbes's CIO channel or its cloud channel since Oct. 1. We think we got all of them -- name, channel, email and a link to their work. The vast majority are analysts, though some are vendors, with an edit freelancer or two. Happy hunting and let us know whom we've missed.

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Cheat Sheet: Reporters Who (Probably) Cover B2B Surveys

Who covers B2B survey results? Any reporter could, but there usually is a core group who are OK with average sample sizes and takeaways that are less than earth-shattering. Here's a working list of those with whom you'd have a fighting chance when pitching a survey story. 

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