My Journalism 2.0 search for better business models

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As many of you already know, my business is undergoing some fairly radical changes. The old business models supporting good journalism just don’t work anymore, and many of the new ones hoping to replace them simply mirror the mistakes the U.S. made in the past by letting manufacturing get gutted, unions destroyed, and labor devalued, […]

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Seeking Sources for Datamation Story on Big Data Apps

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I have a new Big Data story coming up for Datamation, which I’ll need recommendations for. I also want to assure those of you who have contacted me about not receiving Story Source updates for a few weeks that you haven’t been unsubscribed or anything. I just haven’t been agreeing to take on as many […]

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What I’m working on this week — 6/10/14

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I’m working on a new startup roundup for CIO: “10 Hot IoT Startups to Watch.” The IoT (Internet of Things) space is starting to get interesting, making everything from bike locks to underground mine safety monitors Internet-enabled. If you know of a cool IoT startup, please fill out (or have them fill out) the Recommend […]

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What I’m working on this week: Stanley Cup Finals Edition

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I have to apologize for the radio silence over the last few weeks. All of the stories I’ve been working on for publications are with editors, waiting to run. You see, I knew I had a bunch of work coming up for my content marketing clients, so I cranked out a few extra stories ahead […]

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What I’m working on this week – 4/16/14

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I’ve been traveling the last couple of weeks, so I’ve let this weekly series of posts slide. Unfortunately, the image below is misleading. I haven’t been traveling in my gigantic yellow convertible. I still need to finish a couple of repairs before she’s seaworthy again. I hit the road again next week, but I have […]

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How Bad Pitches Trigger the Rule of Resentment

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I’m currently conducting a survey about pitching practices. In my State of the Pitch survey, I pose a couple of open-ended questions, asking people to draw my attention to important things I didn’t think to ask about. One question, “If you could teach journalists one thing about the realities of PR, what would it be?” […]

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What I’m Working on This Week – 3/19/14

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Open Stories, Seeking Sources My editor at Datamation wants me to write a new cloud story, a topic I’ve drifted away from for the last month or two. This story will investigate how the cloud could eventually evolve to become a foundational technology, similar to the Internet. Cloud-delivered services are powering Big Data, the Internet […]

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What I’m working on this week — 3/12/13

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Open Stories, Seeking Sources My editor at Network World wants another Big Data story from me. Now, before you ask, no, the last Big Data story has not run yet. My Big Data startup roundup should run soon, but I haven’t been given an exact date. The new story moves away from startups and towards […]

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What I’m working on this week — 3/4/14

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Last week, my email marketing service provider, Aweber, was hit by successive waves of DDoS attacks. The attacks knocked them offline, and as a result, my Story Source updates were knocked offline too. I didn’t have anything scheduled to go out last week, so no big deal, but the attack did get me to think […]

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Are you looking for a PR/marketing job with a hot startup?

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Are you or any of your colleagues looking for a Sr. Marketing Manager/Director of PR position? The CEO of Aryaka reached out to me for recommendations, and then contracted with me to manage much of this hunt. I can’t think of a better pool of candidates than Story Source subscribers. Aryaka is a cloud-based WAN […]

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