How to analyze a publication:
Look for writer’s guidelines:
Markets and Ideas:
Try trade magazines –
press releases –
Digging for Information
Level III Reporting – What You Think You Know About the Web Is Wrong
Either outline your own story, or use one of the press releases found here or at one of the sites above to outline a story by:
I. Listing the facts you will take from the press release
II. Brainstorming about where you can get additional background
Listing people you might interview
Listing some possible questions for them
III. If applicable, list some possible consequences or other Level III-type information
Here is the slideshow on gathering information.
Here are the slides on interviewing. Please take the time to examine some of the interview examples and information links more closely.
Here is more information on interviewing.
Online Job Boards
Content Marketing vs. Blogging
Here are some basic instructions on starting a WordPress blog.
Guest Blogging Opportunities
Contests and Places to Publish Essays –
Essay Mama: http://www.essaymama.com/contests/
Blog Post from The Write Life: http://thewritelife.com/19-websites-magazines-want-publish-personal-essays/#.9wn7a4:iy5U
How to subcribe to WritingCareer.com’s Special Deadlines Issue: http://writingcareer.com/special-deadlines-issue.html
The Business of Freelancing
Shaw Guides List of Writing Conferences
Writer’s Digest List
The Write Life List
Freelancers and Sites I Referenced in Class