Journalists: want to pitch Medium?
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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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media