SWMS Coverage Analysis: TechCrunch50, Part 1
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
How many media members will cover your event if you let 'em in free?
If you're TechCrunch, about one-third of them. Thirty-nine of 118 working media members posted at least one item from the two-day start-up showcase which concluded last night in San Francisco. We culled our research from TechCrunch's official media list.
Thoughtful and articulate, Michael Fitzgerald is a kind of journalist that journalism cannot survive without. He is a storyteller, who ties together disparate elements to engage and entertain a casual reader. As a freelancer, Michael did well in 2008. But publications keep missing their ad page forecasts, and editors are starting to accumulate pieces that they've purchased but have no room to run -- at least in print. PR pros have a vested interest in heeding Michael's words and helping him -- and all storytellers -- to be successful.
If you enjoy quick-to-load tech edit web sites, you'll want to experience PCWorld.com, PCMag.com and CNET.com.