Media Insider: Apple’s ‘News’ App, Ask a Freelancer, and This Week’s Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week.

Photo by Steve Rhodes used under CC BY 2.0

Photo by Steve Rhodes used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For News Organizations, This Was the Most Important Set of Apple Announcements in Years (NiemanLab)

This past week, Apple announced several changes for news delivery on the iPhone and iPad. Modifications that Joshua Benton, Director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, has deemed “the most important for publishers in years.” In this piece, Benton highlights the alterations soon to debut on Apple devices, including a novel personalized app termed ‘News,’ which will be open to every publisher willing to offer users free access to daily articles.

Alex Crawford: ‘Send the Right Teams, Don’t Stop Doing Front Line Journalism’ (College of Journalism at the BBC Academy)

Sky News’s South Africa-based special correspondent Alex Crawford gives an intriguing interview, providing insight on the gumption needed to be a foreign correspondent. Crawford, who recently received the British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism, answers several questions regarding what it takes to be a reporter during the risky situations that often take place while working abroad.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Latest Issue is Devoted to Code (Poynter)

What is code and how does one read it? Bloomberg Businessweek hopes to help answer that question for non-programmers with a full 72-page issue released today. This issue, the longest ever and written by writer, editor and programmer Paul Ford, is all about code and what it entails. In an interview, chief content officer of Bloomberg LP and Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, Josh Tyrangiel, explains why an entire issue was dedicated to this topic and how the online component will add to a reader’s experience.

Ask a Freelancer: To Get Better Gigs, What Should I Do This Week? This Month? This Year? (Contently)

Writer Nicole Dieker offers advice on what new freelancers should do to get their career started. She proposes five timelines: tomorrow, this week, this month, next month and this year, and recommends several moves that should be taken during each of those time frames. For anyone considering a freelance career or that has recently taken the leap, this is a great read.

Media News and Moves for the Week of June 8 (PR Newswire’s Media Moves)

Media Moves keeps you up to date with who went where in the world of media. This week, a new director of content joins The Atlantic, NPR adds a social media editor and several reporters are added to Tampa Bay Times news team.

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Stephanie de Ruiter is an audience researcher with PR Newswire keeping up with media moves throughout the nation with a focus on blogs and online publications.

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