Journalists: want to pitch Medium?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

For those who aren’t aware, within Medium are several publications they run in-house, including Backchannel, a tech magazine, and Matter, which is an evolved form of the long-form science journalism crowd-funded startup which I’ve written about in the past.

And they’re open to pitches.

However, you might want to take a good look at what they require before you pitch away:

  • already be on Medium, writing, responding, highlighting, recommending and engaging with communities
  • be eager and excited to interact not only with users who respond to your story — but also users out on the platform obsessing over similar ideas and topics.

No “dump your copy and run” here – you’re expected to be part of the community, not just a supplier to it.

More publications should do this.


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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.