Posted May 27, 2010 by Bev Barker | 0 Comments
We see in the news every day that reporters and journalists are getting fired. So who's going to step up and do all that reporting and writing? YOU, that's who. Yes, the new age of "social journalism" has arrived. The DC Examiner online invites you to "Meet the Examiners."
Hey, if you want to work for free, you can browse dozens of categories and you can sign up here. It's taking social media to the next level...sort of.
If you don't have time to write here's a ghostwriter you can pay to do all the work. Nothing wrong with a little self-promotion.
Posted May 21, 2010 by Bev Barker | 0 Comments
Four weeks ago "The Washington Post" launched a new, once-a-week insert called "Capital Business" in their Monday newspaper (and online). Available only to paid subscribers after four weeks of "free." But it's still online free. The focus is on "hyper local" news.
Last Sunday, in the Post - OMBUDSMAN column ran a story called "The myth of the vanishing Post."
Circulation continues to drop, yet in the most recent quarter the headline that ran was "Washington Post Co. returns to profit." Actually, the "profit" was due to the Kaplan education division and Cable One divsion, not the newspaper. So much for "myth."
Posted May 05, 2010 by Bev Barker | 22 Comments
I decided to not renew my subscription to "BusinessWeek" ($55 for 40 issues) after years and years. Since it was recently bought out by Bloomberg.
Now look what The Washington Post is doing to raise money to sustain its failing business model - selling Newsweek.