Are you being churned? The wholesale use of press releases being used unedited by newspapers and websites is being challenged by a new tool in the US called Churnalism from the SunLight Foundation which follows the introduction some while back of a similar website in the UK, www.churnalism.com.
Playwright David Mamet is the latest big-name writer to turn to self-publishing.
Transcribing hours of recorded interviews has always been a pain but galleycat points out that the free Transcribe for Chrome can be a big help and works offline so you don’t need to have an internet connection.
Journalist Brett Forrest has signed a deal to write a book about football match fixing around the world and has also optioned the film rights.
I have just had an article about 10 years of WordPress and the growing importance of WP for journalists published in the digital edition of UK Press Gazette. You can read it at http://viewer.zmags.com
The recently released Amazon Send to Kindle application and plug-in for WordPress could open up massive new markets for journalists, bloggers and publishers.