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Journalist Spotlight: Stacy Julien, CRUSH Fitness and AARP

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Stacy Julien of AARP and CRUSH Fitness.  If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Stacy Julien is a journalist and editor with nearly 20 years of experience working in newspapers, magazines and on…

journalist spotlight lynn freehill-maye

Smart Insider Strategies For the Ambitious Freelancer in 2016

Lynn Freehill-Maye is an independent writer and co-chair of this year’s American Society of Journalists Conference (ASJA). She writes about “compelling people and places from her home in upstate New York and beyond.” Before becoming an independent writer, she worked as the tourism and environment reporter at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Virgin Islands Daily News and as editor of the University of Texas’ 200,000-reader alumni…

Bob O'Brien - The Deal journalist

Journalist Spotlight: Bob O’Brien, The Deal

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features business journalist Bob O’Brien of The Deal, who also spent many years at The Wall Street Journal. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Bob O’Brien is a senior writer at The Deal, covering private equity.…

Alex Kasprak, BuzzFeed

Journalist Spotlight: Alex Kasprak, BuzzFeed

Alex Kasprak is a science writer with experience as both a scientist and as a science communicator. Before turning to writing, he studied fossilized chemicals in ancient rocks in an effort to shed light on dramatic periods of environmental change during mass extinction events. As a writer, Kasprak has focused on science communication and outreach over…

Dale Buss, Forbes Contributor

Journalist Spotlight: Dale Buss, Contributing Editor and Author

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Dale Buss, a writer and regular contributor to major outlets like Forbes and the New York Times.  If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Dale Buss is an experienced author and journalist with…

Journalist Spotlight - Sean Powers

Journalist Spotlight: Sean Powers, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Sean Powers (@SeanPowersGPB), a producer and reporter. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Sean Powers is a producer for “On Second Thought” and Georgia Public Broadcasting‘s “All Things Considered.” A native of the…

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

Freelancing requires a lot of patience, persistence and discipline. Dawn Papandrea (@DawnPapandrea), who specializes in personal finance, higher education, and family topics, started out as an editor about 15 years ago, and began freelancing on the side about 6 years ago. She then took the plunge and began freelancing full-time a year ago. “My favorite…

PRN Media How-To: Non-Traditional Journalists Need Credible Sources Too

This latest installment of PRN Media How-To focuses on making the most of PR Newswire’s ProfNet service. Catch up on previous how-tos and try our free media tools for yourself by signing up at prnmedia.prnewswire.com. In today’s fast-paced, social media-connected, content-driven world, traditional journalists aren’t the only ones writing for various platforms. Bloggers, authors, content marketers,…

PRN Media How To Work with Subject Matter Experts

PRN Media How-To: 6 Tips for Choosing a Subject Matter Expert

This month marks the first anniversary of the new PR Newswire for Journalists.  As part of this anniversary celebration, we’re introducing a new monthly series to Beyond Bylines, highlighting tips for making the most of PR Newswire’s free media tools. Our first how-to features ProfNet best practices.  Want to try these tools out for yourself? Members of the media…

ProfNet Expert Spotlight: Soccer Coach Jay Martin

Writing a story and need an expert source? ProfNet has thousands of folks available to help you meet your deadline. In this expert spotlight, we feature Jay Martin, the winningest coach in college men’s soccer history. To find additional sources within our ProfNet community, get started here. The World Cup is in full swing and…

ProfNet Expert Spotlight: Animal Trainer Barbara Heidenreich

Writing a story and need an expert source? ProfNet has thousands of folks available to help you with your deadlines or blog posts. In this expert spotlight, we feature animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich. To find additional sources within our ProfNet community, get started here. With summer’s arrival, many pet owners are planning to head outside with their four-legged…