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How ‘Grammar Girl’ turned a single hobby podcast into a growing media network

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She says: “I post links to my own work, but I also do a lot of curation. I post links to other things that I think people who like Grammar Girl would also find interesting…I answer a lot of questions [about grammar], as many as I can, and I think people appreciate that — the fact that I’m there and I’m constantly giving good information. It helps people remember me when they’re thinking about buying a book."

 

(Published Feb. 21, 2012.)

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Journalism 2.0 Startups to Watch

Journalism 2.0 Startups to Watch | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"This year’s most promising new venture may be PandoDaily, a blog launched amid much fanfare this month. In its infancy, PandoDaily is already slated to become the site of record for tech startups. Sarah Lacy, a former TechCrunch reporter, developed the blog after raising an impressive $2.5 million. ..."

 

"The stand-out successes in this category [content curators] are Flipboard for its stunning user interface, Zite, a newsapp for the iPad that was recently acquired by CNN, and Pulse, an app which partners with top-tier news organizations to drive cross-platform news consumption ..."

 

(Published Jan. 29, 2012.)

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Tools to Help Entrepreneurial Journalists

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"Here’s a quick guide to some of the most useful, easy-to-use tools for any journalist developing a project without a big budget or a lot of time to invest in learning new tech."

 

(Published Jan. 27, 2012.) Includes one of my top faves, Evernote. I don't know how I ever lived without this free app on my phone.

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