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Posts Tagged ‘tech journalism’

Former AllThingsD Team Launches Re/Code

recdoe-welcomeThe year is already off to a positive start with the launch of ReCode — a new media venture from  Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg and the rest of the former AllThingsD team.

The news and review site is the first project of Revere Digital, founded by Swisher and Mossberg. Along with launching the site, they’ve also opened registration for their Code Conference in May. According to their release, Swisher and Mossberg hold controlling interest in Revere, but NBCUniversal News Group and Windsor Media are investors. They write:

Revere and the News Group will be each others’ close media partners, for example, featuring  our top-notch journalism on each of our platforms, including websites and TV networks such as NBC, CNBC and MSNBC.

Already the buzz has been good:

 

My Twitter feed was teeming with retweets of Mossberg’s first column about tech groupies and Ben Horowitz’s piece about “Can Do Culture.” If you read AllThingsD and follow their team, it’s not surprising that they’ve hit the ground running.

Apart from admiring the moxy to create a new media company and news site, my favorite feature is the “Ethics Statement” tab that accompanies each writer’s byline. They range from just filling in a template to pretty in-depth disclosure — financial investments, copping to owning bitcoin’s or being married to Google execs. As more independent media companies emerge and journos rearrange and reinvent themselves, that’s a trend I’m hoping catches on.

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Cover Startups at VentureBeat

Are you tech-startup-savvy? Well, if you can also crank out breaking news about the biz quickly, VentureBeat might like to assign you stories. And, lucky for you, many freelancers become regular contributors after showing their skills.

“We don’t want to keep people in freelancer limbo for too long,” said national editor Devindra Hardawar. “We like to take care of our writers.”

The site currently syndicates content to Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor and Business Insider, among others. It also gives some pretty generous traffic bonuses. So, if you’re interested in seeing your byline land on the site, check out some more tips from Mediabistro’s How To Pitch: VentureBeat. [AvantGuild subscription required]