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What Should Writers Do Now? Ask Topix's Chris Tolles

Exclusive guidance from a new media expert

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  2. Chris Tolles on New Directions for Writers (4:56) 4:56 FREE!
    In this Direct Access interview, Mediabistro asked Chris to share his thoughts on hyper-local journalism and how the media is changing. You'll get Chris's personal advice on marketing yourself as a journalist, and getting involved with user-generated content sites

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Chris Tolles understands the future of the news. We ask him to discuss how writers and editors can compete in a changing marketplace, how curation and gatekeeping come into play, and the new importance of transparency. Chris is the CEO of Topix, the leading news community on the Web, connecting people to the information and discussions that matter to them in every U.S. town and city. A Top 10 online newspaper destination (comScore, March 2008), the site links news from 50,000 sources to 360,000 lively user-generated forums. Topix also works with the nation's major media companies to grow and engage their online audiences through forums, classifieds, publishing platforms and RSS feeds.

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