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Eight SWMS Predictions for 2021

No single 2020 predictions list amounted to much, thanks to a pandemic and the murder of George Floyd. Next year begins a bit more clearly, with a conventional American president and a surging stock market. Oh, trouble lurks, of course. With the proviso that anything can go poof, let's gaze into the crystal ball...

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Digital Trends Forges Its Own Way for CES 2021

CES 2021 is six weeks away. We've been asking whether editors care. Most can't yet conceive of a virtual CES and are waiting to see what the Consumer Tech Association comes up with. The show organizer has announced keynote speakers and Microsoft's role as virtual platform provider and little more.

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CNBC's Technology Executive Council Summit: A Private Party

Media brands are hustling to build “community” and that trend will continue in 2021. Since executives can’t belong to them all, which one is best and by what measure? Based on attending and covering the 2nd annual summit late last month, we might suggest giving the CNBC Technology Executive Council a close look.

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Rolling Stone Paid Community Lets Members Publish

Rolling Stone magazine this week will launch the Rolling Stone Culture Council, an invitation-only community that will let members publish contributed posts on the RS web site. The new RS community is being built in partnership with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes and Bizjournals.

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Media Scenarios: What to Expect Pre- and Post-Election, Part 2

With the election now only days away, publications have settled into their methods and strategies: how will they cover the election's final days, and its tumultuous aftermath? We ask editors and they weigh in. We'll be adding to this piece in the coming days.

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Medium's OneZero Spins Out Science, Consumer Tech Titles

Medium has a pair of new publications, probably just as difficult to pitch as other Medium pubs, yet still worth evaluating. Both are spinouts from OneZero. Future Human was built for “readers who want to understand more about the science carrying us into tomorrow.” Debugger is for “readers who are hungry for thoughtful stories about gadgets.”

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Find the Future of Fortune's Readership in 'Fortune Connect'

Fortune hasn’t been “Fortune Magazine” for a while now. The 101-year-old organization is now, more than ever, a conference and community brand that also happens to produce an accompanying web site, newsletters and yes, a magazine. What is PR’s stake in this emerging Fortune?

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Media Scenarios: What to Expect Pre- and Post-Election, Part 1

Q4 is here, and brings with it America’s most dramatic election since 1860. Here are some initial ideas on how things may go. Later in October we’ll ask editors how they’re organizing themselves, as their plans coalesce.

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Inside TechCrunch CrunchMatch

For the third year running, TechCrunch Disrupt featured the use of TechCrunch CrunchMatch, an in-event app that lets attendees connect directly with one another. In an era when IRL events may never be the same, CrunchMatch may prove to be an important marketing advantage, TC having had such a head start.

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How to Contribute Content to MIT Sloan Management Review

There may be reverence out there for Harvard Business Review, but MIT Sloan Management Review is very much its equal and then some, editorially speaking. Best of all, its editors sincerely want to hear from you.

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