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Music, All Shook Down Calling All Freelance Music Journalists: We Want You

Calling All Freelance Music Journalists: We Want You

Hey, you. Yeah, you. You're either reading this because a) you're bored; b) you're an extremely diligent, comprehensive reader of our publication; or c) you're a freelance music journalist. If you're the latter, then let's talk. (And if you're…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: <i>El Tecolote</i> Bridges English and Spanish Speakers in San Francisco

Tourism For Locals: El Tecolote Bridges English and Spanish Speakers in San Francisco

Print will never die. Yes, our profession is changing, but journalism is a public good that will forever be a staple and advocate for communities. And while we are no strangers to the turning pages of time of the…
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News, The Snitch <i>Chronicle</i> Maintains News Pipeline With Journatic, Company That Used Fake Bylines

Chronicle Maintains News Pipeline With Journatic, Company That Used Fake Bylines

Two weeks ago, This American Life exposed news-provider Journatic's practice of using fake bylines to protect writers from lawsuits and to disguise that some articles were being reported and written by low-wage overseas workers. Journatic sold those articles to major…
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News, The Snitch Huffington Post Doesn't Have to Retroactively Pay Bloggers, Judge Rules

Huffington Post Doesn't Have to Retroactively Pay Bloggers, Judge Rules

It takes a lot of hustle to make money as a freelance journalist. You have to constantly network, send dozens of pitches a week, juggle several assignments at once -- all for low pay.Last April, about 9,000 unpaid Huffington Post…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Graphic Journalist Susie Cagle on Occupy: "The Camp Is the Demand"

Graphic Journalist Susie Cagle on Occupy: "The Camp Is the Demand"

Reporting on the Occupy movement is a frustrating task, one that has been especially difficult for Susie Cagle. As a graphic journalist, Cagle covers Occupy Oakland with her signature blend of writing and cartooning. While her cartoons make her reporting…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Three Things to Learn from <i>Longshot</i> Magazine's Second Issue

Three Things to Learn from Longshot Magazine's Second Issue

Not last weekend but the weekend before, Gawker Media's New York City offices were hijacked by a ragtag team of designers, techies, S.F.-based journalists (Mat Honan of Gizmodo, Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic), and a few other shady characters. They…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sarah Palin, Accidental Poet: A Triumph from San Francisco's Byliner

Sarah Palin, Accidental Poet: A Triumph from San Francisco's Byliner

Anticipation has built since Byliner debuted in April with Jon Krakauer's "Three Cups of Deceit," an investigative piece on Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson's fabricated humanitarian efforts. The San Francisco-based publisher launched its full website just last month, going…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>SF Weekly</i> Seeks Experienced, Dedicated, Freelance Arts Journalists

SF Weekly Seeks Experienced, Dedicated, Freelance Arts Journalists

Dear experienced arts journalists and critics: We want you. SF Weekly seeks talented, San Francisco-based freelance writers to help cover the city's multiple arts sectors for our Night+Day section and arts blog, the Exhibitionist. The pay is more like beer…
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News, The Snitch NewsTilt Was An Obvious Disaster From the Beginning

NewsTilt Was An Obvious Disaster From the Beginning

Oh, the humanity...​There's been a lot of discussion today about Paul Biggar's account of the demise of NewsTilt, an online startup that aimed to save journalism by connecting journalists directly with readers. NewsTilt would provide journalists with a web framework…
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News, The Snitch S.F. New Media Admits It Can't Quit Chronicle

S.F. New Media Admits It Can't Quit Chronicle

Last night, the Commonwealth Club asked a panel of new media start-ups to imagine a San Francisco media landscape without a daily newspaper. The panel was boldly titled, "If Not the Chronicle, Then What?" Turns out, none of the panelists…
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News, The Snitch Hey, Dave Eggers: Panorama is Like Candlelight Dinner. We Wanted Apple Dippers.

Hey, Dave Eggers: Panorama is Like Candlelight Dinner. We Wanted Apple Dippers.

Last week, I brought Panorama with me on my morning commute. It was raining, and I was carrying more than 3 pounds of San Francisco literary history: huge, smooth-as-polyester broadsheet pages, gorgeous graphics, 350,000 brilliantly edited words. I thought I…
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News, The Snitch Can Journalism's Death Struggle Justify Red Flags Raised By Warren Hellman-Backed Nonprofit?

Can Journalism's Death Struggle Justify Red Flags Raised By Warren Hellman-Backed Nonprofit?

The recent announcement that banjo-plucking leveraged buyout king Warren Hellman will toss $5 million from his family fund into a nascent partnership with KQED, the Newspaper Guild, and the U.C. Berkeley School of Journalism elicited a storm of responses from…
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News, The Snitch Chron Death Watch: Panel of Journalists Talking to Audience of Journalists and Covered by Journalists Express Concerns

Chron Death Watch: Panel of Journalists Talking to Audience of Journalists and Covered by Journalists Express Concerns

In some cases, you really can tell how a story is going to end by the way the stage is set, and this was one of them. Picture this: The Society of Professional Journalists hosts a community discussion about the…
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News, The Snitch Wannabe Reporters Prove Masochism Signing Up for Journalism School

Wannabe Reporters Prove Masochism Signing Up for Journalism School

With newspapers all over the country on life support, the Chron at risk of closing if it doesn't chop staff, and even the recent cover of Time Magazine reading "How to Save Your Local Newspaper," now would seem a dreary…
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News, The Snitch A Letter To Herb Caen, 'The Best Who Ever Did It'

A Letter To Herb Caen, 'The Best Who Ever Did It'

On what would have been the late, great Chronicle scribe Herb Caen's 92nd birthday, WHAT IM SEEING acts as the ghost of San Francisco past with a sentimental trip down memory lane, in the form of a somewhat drippy…
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Outsourcing Journalism to China

Not to release more information than you care to know about us, but The Snitch is looking for part-time news writers to contribute to this blog. Fairly simple search, right? -- post ads on Craigslist and other classified ad sites,…
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