Charter is a new media property focused on the future of work — and helps us glimpse the future of business media itself. Co-founded by Quartz co-founders Jay Lauf and Kevin Delaney, as well as New York Times veteran Erin Grau, Charter comprises elements of newsletter publishing, organic community and structured member services.
Protocol has not only hired a boatload of top journalists in its first 18 months, but also has recruited almost 200 contributors whose work appears in a thought leadership vertical called Braintrust. If you represent thought leaders, you’ll enjoy this Q&A with Protocol associate editor Kevin McAllister — your pitch contact — and Protocol president Tammy Wincup.
If anyone truly understands the power of indie influence, it’s got to be Lewis DVorkin. Lewis was the editor who transformed Forbes into a home for hundreds of independent contributors. Before that, in 2008, he launched the indie publishing platform True/Slant — a decade before Substack appeared on the radar.
Add Fast Company to the growing list of publishers launching readership communities. The Fast Company Executive Board now offers a waitlist in advance of its formal opening next week. FC is building its Executive Board in association with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Bizjournals.
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.
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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