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Pressfolio Relaunches With New Look, Added Features

We’ve written about building beautiful online portfolios and Pressfolios before. But today they are launching a completely re-hauled and re-imagined site. And I’m already pretty obsessed with it.

Pressfolios is relaunching as a single page portfolio site which means it’s going to look just as good on your tablet as on your desktop. And somehow, even my lamest clips look worth reading on my site.

They’ve added a few more features, too.

  • You can now add clips via a link, or upload a story as a pdf, so if you were turned off before because you have great stuff in print, come on back.
  • I’ve already wasted a good part of my morning playing around with uploading and managing my clips. It’s pretty seamless and easy. You can pick up to eight stories to ‘feature’ on your page. The others are hidden behind an ‘all stories’ tab. You can also categorize your clips, edit basic information about it like the date published, the news organization, and even write a little excerpt.
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5 Things Your Online Journalism Portfolio Should Include

Recently, we covered five free sites to help journalists build an online portfolio here at 10,000 Words. The list included a good starting place with the following sites: WordPress, Cuttings.me, Pressfolios, Flavors.me and About.me.

So now you know where to build, but what do you include? This “what” is often the difference between creating an online portfolio and wanting to create one, but not having the initiative to figure out what it should be. Taking time to form a rough sketch of what you hope to accomplish and how you want to display it helps immensely in deciding which of those portfolio platforms works best for you and how much work you want to do to build and maintain it over time.

What does belong on your online portfolio? Joe Grimm of Ask The Recruiter posed this question to Marc Samson, co-founder of Pressfolios, recently in an online chat. From their discussion and my own experience, here are five things your online portfolio should include:
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