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Showcase Your Writing Skills at This Freelancer-Friendly Digital Mag

TheMagazineThe Magazine, the iOS-native pub, is looking for writers. The mag, which is 100 percent freelance written, focuses on an array of “stuff that people with [a geeky mind] find interesting,” said executive editor Glenn Fleishman.

According to Fleishman, the content of the pub skirts somewhere between Wired and The New Yorker, and the editors make an effort to be nice to freelancers:

Though the freelance life is filled with perks (flexible hours, being your own boss, etc.), it’s a career that’s tougher than it looks. Late payments (or lack of payments!), chasing down editors, crafting pitches only to never hear back from publications — these are routine travails that freelancers must deal with. Which is why when Mediabistro spoke to the editors of The Magazine, we were shocked for a few reasons: 1) The editors pride themselves on responding to each and every pitch; 2) If they like your idea but your pitch is not up to scratch, they will work with you on getting the pitch just right; and 3) They will put in a lot of time and effort to help you deliver the best piece possible.

To hear more about how to get published in The Magazine, read: How To Pitch: The Magazine.

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World of Warcraft: The Magazine | Bye Bye, Bei Times | Lone Wolff | Alternate Universe

WOW821.jpgFishbowlLA: The popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft is going analog, at least in a supplementary capacity. WOW parent company Blizzard Entertainment has partnered with UK-based Future Publishing to create World of Warcraft, The Magazine.

BayNewser: San Francisco’s Nichi Bei Times, the Japanese American community newspaper that has been publishing since 1946, announced yesterday that it will cease publication as of Sept. 10.

Neiman Journalism Lab: Why did Newser’s traffic fall off a cliff? Michael Wolff titled a typically provocative blog post yesterday, “I’m Proud to Kill the News,” stating that news aggregators understand the Web better than newspaper Web sites. Readers, he said, “come to Newser, rather than The New York Times, probably because they want what we are offering: short articles from many more sources.” Which is fair enough, except that Newser’s traffic has tumbled: Since peaking at 1.6 million people in May, it now stands at 546,000 monthly visitors, according to Quantcast.

Folio: Dan Blank: While many bemoan the changes that are occurring as our culture moves from print to digital media creation and consumption, I wanted to consider the value of digital media if we were experiencing the opposite transition: “What if we were moving from a digital media world to a print media world?”