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Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Phillips’

IWantMedia to go on Hiatus

IWantMedia.com, a site that aggregates all the big media stories of the day, is about to go dark for an unknown amount of time. The New York Post reports that Patrick Phillips, the founder of the site, is leaving after disagreements with Guggenheim/Prometheus Partners management.

Phillips told the Post that Prometheus (which recently bought Mediabistro) told him he could oversee Adweek.com and run IWantMedia in his spare time. Jeff Wilbur, president of Adweek (also owned by Prometheus), denied that offer was made.

Regardless of what truly happened, the end result is IWantMedia will go on a hiatus. “We will be letting subscribers know on Monday that it will be going dark for awhile,” Wilbur told the Post.

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Forbes Wants Bloggers to Work for Free

zzfortune.jpgNothing better than a magazine about and for wealthy people soliciting bloggers to work for free.

Hamilton Nolan at Gawker writes:

Sad to see such an established name falling into the ol’ Craigslist-level “work in exchange for exposure” hustle. Patrick Phillips, the founder of IWantMedia-actually a famous site, already!-got an offer from Forbes to come be their peon:

Greetings Patrick, I cover media here at Forbes and am working on building our blogger’s network – I truly enjoy IWantMedia.com (you pickup plenty of our stuff, of course). Our media and entertainment blog is one of our top channels and we’re recruiting contributors to grow it. Our idea is to build a group of new contributors who will each post at least once or twice weekly offering any smart take, news or analysis related to media. Would you be interested? …
Our posts aren’t as long as regular articles – sometimes just a couple grafs. We could also consider running posts of your own from your own blog or site. There’s no compensation involved, but your posts would be available to millions of Forbes readers. I’ve attached the blogger agreement which states (in so many words) that Forbes doesn’t own your content but can use it.

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