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Free Portfolio Service for Affected Patch Staffers

Journalists are good people. Remember the pizzas the Chicago Tribune sent to the Globe newsroom?

In the same vein, I received an email this morning from Marc Samson, founder of Pressfolios. (I have written so much about the digital portfolio site, I’m afraid you are going to start thinking I have stock in the company. Full disclosure: I don’t. They just email a lot.)

The news came down this morning that there are going to be hundred of Patch employees laid off in the coming weeks. That stinks. That also means there are going to be lots of really good journalists looking for work. Samson and his Pressfolio team wanted to spread the word that they’re offering their Pro version for free to any one affected by the slow demise of Patch.

You can contact them directly here to get all of your work archived in one place as you make your way into the job market.

It’s a sort of lemons into tangy lemonade type situation.

Got me thinking: we’ve all been there before. What are your first steps when the ax comes down?

 

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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.