The Economist Launches Survey to Chart 2020 Course

The Economist this week fielded a reader survey that revealed where the 176-year-old publication might be headed. By contemplating the survey questions, PR pros stand to learn much about the Economist's goals specifically, and also about Tier 1 editorial values in general.

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Cheat Sheet: Healthcare Democratization

Of all the topics in healthcare, this one may seem a bit random, but the democratization of healthcare was picked by experts as a trend to watch in 2019; Stanford published a big report on it. Here are the few journos who have picked up on the trend.

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Cheat Sheet: AWS Reporters -- Not So Obvious

We decided to break out our AWS cheat sheets along the lines of the obvious and less obvious. Even then, our lists might be missing your faves. We predicated our choices based on the volume of copy they produce, as measured by our friends at IT Database/Tech News.

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Cheat Sheet: AWS Reporters -- The Obvious

For some reason we've managed not to offer cheat sheets on key tech categories, so as the summer progresses we're going to fix that. Let's get started with a list of 20 AWS reporters -- the more obvious ones, who write frequently. Watch for our list of 20 AWS reporters who might not be so top-of-mind.

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Computerworld Columnist Invites Pitches about Mobile

Got clients focused on mobile IT issues? Pitch Evan Schuman's The Zen of Mobile IT column at Computerworld. Formerly a retail IT columnist at CBSNews.com and eWEEK, Evan emphasizes that pitches must involve mobile IT issues that would impact Fortune 1000 IT execs and coders.

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Cheat Sheet: Trades and Tier 1 in a Nutshell

This is a bit of an experiment -- a tiny amount of words seeking to set apart Tier 1 from the trades. What are their core values? Are any shared? How are they similar and different? PR pros may know all this -- especially you vets -- but do the clients? Perhaps this short-and-sweet copy can (in a small way) make agency-client life easier. 

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SimilarWeb Stats: BI Up, Fortune Down

Which has more unique monthly visitors, Forbes or Business Insider? Most clients would rather see coverage in Forbes, but it attracts less than two-thirds the audience of BI. We learned that and much else in a sweep of May 2019 audience data from SimilarWeb.

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Profile: Sean Michael Kerner, freelancer

Sean Michael Kerner is a B2B tech reporter, and according to his LinkedIn profile, is an "Internet consultant, a strategy and developer/writer and sometimes entrepreneur." While Sean no longer writes for eWeek, he recently picked up freelance work at Business Insider and still writes for Enterprise Networking Planet, eSecurity Planet, ServerWatch and ITPro Today.

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Channel Futures Shark Tank: Impress the Chiefs and Win Distribution

Looking for high-visibility distribution in the channel? Informa's Channel Partners is offering a fun way to get it. As part of September's Channel Partners Evolution 2019 -- a F2F event in Washington D.C. -- Channel Partners is hosting the Channel Futures Shark Stage, on which your client can plead its case to a panel of no-nonsense channel executives.

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Cheat Sheet: 102 Security Reporters

If you work in cybersecurity PR, you've got at least 102 rows on your own spreadsheet, each with the name of a must-pitch target. Are your names the same as ours? This month we scrubbed our list and tidied up the email contact info. Here it is. Happy pitching. 

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