As furloughs and pay cuts ripple through media brands, alternate routes that once looked like a waste of time suddenly don’t. One of those routes is Medium. Pitching Medium-owned publications can be tough, because Medium has free access to thousands of posts that authors contribute each week.
So... if “emerging technologies” is not a thing, and you have a trend piece to pitch about a cool new technology, who then does one approach? Here’s a cheat sheet on broad-minded reporters who see the synthesis of things, across tech categories. We also extend this list with reporters who specialize in AI, a core tech across nearly everything in our world.
Lots of sites run video but few in Tier 1 run recurring "programs" with their own themes and producers. Here's a cheat sheet on the Tier 1 programs we were able to find, along with guidance on which producer(s) to contact.
Podcasting is more than 15 years old now and tracking the good ones is darn near impossible but we'll try anyway. Here's a list of 26 media brands that offer at least one tech podcast, and another 18 indie tech podcasts worth listening to and pitching. We also point you, more broadly, to hundreds more.
We recently conducted a video meeting with a subscriber who sought SWMS POV on the following media relations questions. With the subscriber's permission, here are the questions and our responses. Hope you find them useful.
There must be hundreds of newsletters out there with more arriving all the time. How does one get a grip? This cheat sheet will help. It's a master list of where these newsletters live. Use it to identify and subscribe to the ones most relevant to you.
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.