Media Insider: Wired Issue Guest-Edited by Obama is Here, Insider Bets on Instagram Stories, and Is Augmented Reality the Future of Media?

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Wired Issue Guest-Edited by President Obama Is Here (FishbowlNY) Wired’s long-awaited November issue, which we knew would be guest-edited by President Obama, is finally here. In the issue, which hits newsstands on Oct. 25, Obama reveals how he came to be…

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Media Insider: Best & Worst Journalism in 2015, Hyperlocal Newsweeklies Make a Comeback, and Will the Podcast Bubble Burst?

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. The Best and Worst Journalism of 2015 (Columbia Journalism Review) It’s been a stellar news year for a lot of reasons. And, at least according to Columbia Journalism Review, 2015 also was a disappointing year. Some of the journalism…

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Media Insider: Drone Filming for Beginners, The Future of Data Visualization, and Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Come Fly with Me. Drone Filming for Beginners. (College of Journalism at the BBC Academy) This piece contains some cool background information on what it takes to operate a drone for filming and reporting. Six “BBC factual programme-makers” received…

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5 Noteworthy Podcasts for Freelancers & Writers

Though they’ve been around since practically the dawn of the internet, podcasts only recently garnered widespread attention from the general public. Like most modern radio shows, listeners can tune in to their favorite on-air personalities whenever and however they want, thanks to technology. The difference with the standalone podcast is that, as a listener, you can really tap into specific and actionable advice that is slimmed…

Media Insider: The Right News for Each Social Media Platform, Another Freelancer Survey and Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Futures Lab Update #124: How to Tailor News for Each Social Media Platform (PBS MediaShift) This Future Labs piece features a video interview on the best practices for targeting an audience across each social media platform. Sarah Frank, executive…

Journalist Spotlight: Jen A. Miller, Freelance Journalist and Author

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Jen A. Miller (@byJenAMiller), a freelance journalist and author. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Jen A. Miller has been an independent journalist for over a decade. But, she didn’t start…

Media Insider: Writer Salaries, More on Virtual Realty Storytelling, and Other Media News

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. How Do You Tell a Story in Virtual Reality? (Re/code) Last week, we featured a story on virtual reality ethics that started with “Virtual reality journalism is with us to stay.” This statement is quickly showing its validity as this new and exciting tool becomes…

Media Insider: How to Lead Through Grief, The Value of Slow Journalism and Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. The Challenge No Manager Wants: Leading an Organization Through Its Grief (Poynter) It was an extremely tough Wednesday for many, as millions witnessed a tragedy take place on live TV and online. A lone shooter targeted and killed Alison Parker and Adam…

Media Insider: Historical News Footage Released, The Ethics of Using Hacked Documents and This Week’s Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. AP to Put Nearly 17,000 Hours of Archival News Footage on YouTube (Variety) The Associated Press, along with newsreel archive British Movietone, plan on uploading more than 550,000 video clips to YouTube, totaling more than 1 million minutes of…

Media Insider: A Study on Freelancing, The Rise of Soft Censorship and Even More Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Contently Study: The State of Freelancing in 2015 (Contently’s The Freelancer Blog) For 14 days, researchers at Contently surveyed 643 freelancers with 25 questions regarding an array of freelancing matters. Topics included how much money was made annually, how…