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Break into Business Mags With Inc.

If you’ve been following start-up culture and are looking to break into business magazines, you might find a home in Inc.

While Inc. occupies the same shelf space of other business publications like EntrepreneurFast Company and Forbes, the magazine has a distinction that separates itself from its competitors.

“We are a magazine about people who are incredibly passionate and have the will to start a business from scratch,” said Alexandra BrezInc.‘s managing editor. ”We are different because of our sophistication, as well as our connection to and interest in community events. And we are a very likable brand. People are proud to be featured by us.”

For full pitching guidelines and info on the best sections to shoot for, read How To Pitch: Inc.

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Gannett Latest Newspaper Chain To Put Up Paywalls

R.I.P. unlimited free online news. Possibly for real this time (at least from newspapers). The nation’s largest newspaper chain is said to be planning a  roll out of its paid model by the end of this year.

Forbes is reporting Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper chain, which controls more than 80 newspapers around the country from small community papers to USA Today, apparently has plans to switch over its community papers to a tiered pay model this year. (One notable exception: USA Today.) The switch to a tiered paywall — where the first few stories per month are free — comes amid a renewed emphasis on digital-first news gathering, which has included handing out thousands of iPhones and iPads to news staffers at various properties.

From Forbes:

Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, is planning to switch over all of its 80 community newspapers to a paid model by the end of the year, it announced during an investor day held in Manhattan Wednesday.

“We will begin to restrict some access to non-subscribers,” said Bob Dickey, president of community publishing. The model is similar to the metered system adopted by The New York Times a year ago, in which online readers are able to view a limited number of pages for free each month. That quota will be between five and 15 articles, depending on the paper, said Dickey. Six Gannett papers already have a digital pay regimen in place.

This news is hardly unexpected. Not only are other major newspapers and outlets heading in this direction, but Gannett itself has been toying with this model at some of its properties for some time and started actively testing this tiered model this month.

Jim Romenesko posted the paywall FAQ customers of those test sites received in January. According to that, subscribers continue to have unfettered access to all content on all platforms.

Publishing Your News Content to Google Currents

Google Currents

Here on 10,000 Words, we’ve shown you a few tips on how to define your newsroom’s mobile presence, as well as some other helpful tips for reaching news junkies on the second screen. A recent report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism showed that 53% of tablet owners are daily news consumers. And while the iPad still dominates the tablet marketplace, Android tablets are popping up all over the place this holiday season from manufacturers like HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. Even Amazon has recently entered the fray with their own Android-powered tablet device: the Kindle Fire. Google continues their rapid-fire push into the tablet arena with their latest application: Google Currents.

Google Currents allows users to browse their favorite magazines, newspapers and websites in an attractive and elegant format. Google has joined with over 150 publishing partners to offer content, including Saveur, Popular Science, Fast Company, ProPublica, Forbes, The Atlantic, and more. Consumers have over 180 editions of formatted content to choose from once they download the app to their Android or iOS device. But the best thing about Google Currents is that anyone can create their editions for the app. Google has created an intuitive self-service platform that gives you the ability to customize, brand and style your Google Currents edition to match your organization or website. (Note: the Google Currents app is only available in the US, but users worldwide can create their own editions.)

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Tool of the Day: Newsbeat

Newsbeat

Chartbeat, the real-time monitoring tool for websites, recently announced the release of Newsbeat, a publishers’ version of their analytics service. With input from The New York Times, Forbes, and other publications, Newsbeat’s service will allow content creators, editors, and producers to view real-time engagement with their website in order to create a modern, evolving and adaptive newsroom.

Newsbeat has a series of videos which beautifully illustrate how the service works and the set of features which can help newsrooms accurately track their audience’s involvement. The service takes in all the data from your website, runs it through their algorithms, and outputs a great dashboard view of charts, tables and graphs to show traffic sources, performance, visits, engagement, Twitter activity, and more. Users can also sort incoming data by section and by author for further granular control. Newsbeat’s algorithms also include a viral prediction system which will alert a user when a particular story is gaining traction so the organization can react accordingly. Chartbeat and newsbeat consistently track more than 3 million simultaneous users across multiple sites, so the service is guaranteed to work regardless of the size of your organization.

Newsbeat

Each of Newsbeat’s three tiers includes a free 30-day trial which covers unlimited domains and unlimited sections, as well as a 30-day history of overall site traffic. Check out the video tour and transform your news organization’s website today!

And the Happiest People in Journalism Are…

The past month hasn’t heralded good news for the jobs market. The Department of Labor’s latest report says that unemployment was “essentially unchanged over the month,” and the doom-and-gloom has continued for the media industry with layoffs and seemingly fewer and fewer job prospects.

Despite some of the dismal facts, there are many who are optimistic about journalism, and they come from a key demographic: young people.

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