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Virtual TechCrunch Disrupt: Success on Day 1

Virtual TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 launched yesterday, the flagship event from Silicon Valley tech edit's biggest brand. Overall, it went well -- so much so that it's hard to imagine F2F events ever again being produced as they were before the pandemic.

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How WSJ, Fast Company are Framing the Pitchable Future

Few topics captivate reporters more than the future. SWMS this week studied the past two "The Future of Everything" reports in the WSJ -- and a dozen stories in Fast Company's The Shape of Tomorrow section -- to identify pitch approaches that might work for you. 

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In Development: An Indie Newsletter from Kevin Delaney

You probably are inundated with new weekly newsletters to evaluate and pitch, but you might want to keep an eye out for this one -- even though it remains in private beta. The as-yet unnamed newsletter (it might be called "Reset") is produced by New York Times senior editor (and former Quartz EIC) Kevin Delaney...

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Introducing 'The Record,' Edited by Adam Janofsky

Cybersecurity journalist Adam Janofsky has a new gig, as editorial director of The Record, launched this week by security vendor Recorded Future. The Record will operate with full editorial autonomy, Adam told us. Kaspersky Labs' ThreatPost, Duo Security's Decipher and Avast's The Parallax have done so, too. 

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Welcome to 'The Machine'

VentureBeat this month launched The Machine, a sub-brand designed to consolidate VB’s AI coverage in one place. The Machine is part of a larger VentureBeat redesign also launched this month. VB editorial director Seth Colaner shared background on The Machine in this Jul. 10 post — mostly about how the section was named.

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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.
Fri, 2014-10-24 10:04

Maybe so, says (SWMS subscriber) Edelman's Steve Rubel. Quoted by DM News, Steve worries that if 50 percent of content is consumed... Read more

Tue, 2014-10-21 11:05

Though he is damn near synonymous with data journalism, Nate Silver is still having a hard time launching FiveThirtyEight at ESPN.... Read more

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:14

... and the headline ended with ...That May Surprise You. A great click-bait technique. Well, the things didn't surprise us and they won't surprise... Read more

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