Profile: Paul Roberts, EIC, Security Ledger

Anyone in a tech PR security role is likely familiar with Security Ledger, the security web site published by tech edit veteran Paul Roberts. Hired by the IDG News Service in 2002, Paul went on to work for InfoWorld, eWeek, The 451 Group, ThreatPost and CSM Passcode.

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TechCrunch Extra Crunch: Overview

TechCrunch this week introduced TechCrunch Extra Crunch, a premium subscription tier that brings extra content and services to the publication’s most passionate readers. Tech PR gets new opportunity to pitch startups without needing a news hook. (See related analysis.)

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Cheat Sheet: Data Journalists

By request, here's a deep look at data journalism in Tier 1. We offer info on 17 data journalists working at the WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Quartz, Fortune, Financial Times, The Economist and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. This certainly will get you started. Also included: URLs to Tier 1 dataviz content and Twitter feeds.

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The Block: Trustworthy Crypto Edit Led by EIC John Biggs

The Block "is not an enthusiast site [for crypto]," says new editor-in-chief John Biggs. "We're not rah rah rah all day long like other sites." The 12-year veteran of TechCrunch is now a full-timer at The Block, a thoughtful crypto publication that's coming up on its first birthday.

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For PR, 'Social Good' Can Be a Tough Sell

Is “social good” a good topic to pitch? Mashable does have its “social good” section. Fast Company’s Ben Paynter and VentureBeat’s Kyle Wiggers do write frequently on the topic. This week we added six additional reporters to our SWMS social good cheat sheet, as well as a twice-weekly newsletter from Vox.

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SWMS Spot-Check: Enterprise Tech Edit

We took a quick look this week at overall trends in enterprise tech edit. Pitch opportunity still exists, but the obsession with the industry leaders is almost shameful. We analyze the work of five Tier 1 enterprise tech reporters and check in on what's moving the meter at the IDG "usual-suspect" pubs.

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SWMS editorial teleconference: Chris Kanaracus, TechTarget

Enjoy our editorial teleconference with TechTarget senior news writer Chris Kanaracus. The former IDG reporter arrived at TT last October after two-plus years at Constellation Research. Chris spent 45 minutes with our subscribers and dispensed a lot of helpful pitch advice.

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Behind BuzzFeed's 200+ Layoffs: The Big Roll-Up

More than 1,000 media people lost their jobs yesterday. At BuzzFeed the toll will range between 225 and 250. At Verizon Media Group — home to Yahoo, AOL and TechCrunch — it was more like 850. What’s happening and what does it mean for PR?

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
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