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Cheat Sheet: Consumer Tech Targets

We’re really trying to thread the needle on this one: who are the consumer tech journalists who aren’t necessarily product reviewers, and who don’t specialize in particular products or brands? Simply put, who are the consumer tech generalists?

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How to Pitch the Wired Consumer Products Team

SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes: Landing a product review in Wired is a big win. We sat down with senior editor Michael Calore to learn more about who and how to pitch, whether Wired takes exclusives, and how product coverage can be a cultural reflection of sorts.

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Scary Mommy, Fatherly and TheDad: Parental Targets to Pitch

Most B2B publications serve professional buyers of products and services. In B2C, typically, it’s all about passions. Is parenthood a passion? Some Spider Studios knows it is. The NYC-based web publisher is doing pretty well these days with the combination of Scary Mommy, Fatherly and The Dad.

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Edit 2020: Context, Emotion

Context and emotion aren’t just coming — they’re here. The New York Times has begun classifying its articles by the emotions they generate. Sirius/XM recently launched several new audio channels programmed for listening while partying, barbecuing or working out. The newest clean-slate industry in America, cannabis, sells its products by context and emotion, too.

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Personal news: Today is my last day at Modern Healthcare. It's been such a good run - I learned so much and worked with truly fantastic people. I'm very grateful.

Starting Oct 11, I'm going to @Axios, where I'll continue covering health policy! Much more to come soon 👀

A neighbor with a son in elementary school says that the son's school cafeteria no longer serves meatballs. They are not called that anymore. They are called "meat rounds."

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