Recent Edit News and Analysis

David Strom: Covid Do's & Don'ts

David Strom says: "My inbox is overflowing with a virus: all Covid, all the time, with pitches and experts offered from all walks of life. It isn’t just the infosec vendors, either: I’ve gotten pitches from genealogy vendors, and how sports reporters are coping now that there are no professional games being played."

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Contributed Content Gatekeepers: 'Biz as Usual'

With few exceptions, contributed content gatekeepers are operating the way they always did before Covid-19 -- serving the readers who buy products, manage teams and have projects to deliver. Here's what nine of them said this week.

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Keith Shaw: Pitching Robotics During Covid-19

Writes tech edit vet Keith Shaw: "I’ve noticed a shift, given the coronavirus outbreak, in the types of robotics and automation stories that technology media sites are pursuing. At the top of the list now are stories about robots and automation companies that offer services and software that are helping to combat the virus..."

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What to Expect -- Mar. 30-Apr. 3

Welcome to "What to Expect," a weekly TL;DR analysis/prediction of the tech and business media landscape in the age of coronavirus and Covid-19. Based on journalist interviews and backchannel discussions, we'll share our best advice on story shaping and pitching strategies. "What to Expect" will appear each Monday.

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Alex Shapiro: Editorial 'Types'

Writes PR pro Alex: "Hanging out with reporters is my favorite part of the week and, having done it for a while, I’ve noticed some personality types that seem to recur. Here’s a pair of some of the most colorful media personalities I’ve encountered, and tips for getting on their good side."

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'How Do You See Covid-19 Changing Business, Technology and Society?'

We asked Tier 1 and B2B journalists, "How do you see Covid-19 changing business, technology and society in the long run?" Here's what they had to say. Their answers were given Mar. 22 and 23.

 

 

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SWMS Teleconference: Matthew Lynley on Data Storytelling

Here's a 43-minute video teleconference with Matthew Lynley, data storytelling expert and a former editor with Business Insider, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and the WSJ. We discuss infographics, surveys, scrollytelling and much more. A full wrap-up on the conversation is coming soon.

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SWMS Compass: What Works for Tier 1 and B2B in Covid-19 Crisis?

What kinds of stories actually get green-lighted in a crisis? There is so much team reporting, rolling digests and other compendia. We dug into Tier 1 and B2B IT titles this week and spotted four formulas that seem to work pretty well so far -- even for lesser known tech vendors. What story types are you seeing?

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