Journalisted, E-byline, Retaggr and other online promo tools
If you are a UK-based journalist, you want to be on Journalisted
Journalisted will carry a profile, plus links to articles, to websites and social presences of any UK journalist published online
That's my Journalisted profile above.
Journalisted is an initiative from the Media Standards Trust, which has set out to index all prominent journalists in the UK.
They’ve done this automatically for those who are published regularly in national newspapers' online versions, and for BBC news reporters
If you fit that category you’ll probably find a page exists for you, with your work neatly listed. You can claim that page and add your own content and links.
If you haven’t been automatically indexed, you can apply to them for listing. Anyone who is published online, including students journalists are eligible
Here's their invitation to students:
Here’s part of what they say abot this initiative:
“The site allows you to:
- Search articles published on UK national newspaper websites and BBC News by journalist, news outlet, subject and key word
- Read all articles by a particular journalist
- Find out further information about a particular journalist – such as links to a personal website or wikipedia page and, in some cases, an email address
- Compare a journalist’s articles with those of other journalists who write about similar subjects
- Contextualise articles, by seeing blogs that have linked to it and comments people have left about it
- Find similar articles to the one you’re reading
- Set up alerts to tell you when your favourite journalists have written something new”
Add your biog and links
As well as your articles you can add your biography and links to all your sites and social presences.
As they say: “Would you rather your future editor saw your Facebook page, or your Journalisted profile?”
E-byline is designed to bring publishers and freelances together
Here are the benefits they say freelances wil get from it:
There are four reasons freelancers (and editors) should take a look at Ebyline:
1. You can upload text, photos, video and audio
2. It’s free
For freelancers, the site is free to use. Once you apply and are verified as a freelancer, you can pitch or receive assignments.
3. Content is available “a la carte”
Ebyline allows freelancers to upload individual stories or other content and set the pricing themselves. Editors can also buy one video or photograph from a specific freelancer or even from another publisher.
4. The invoice process is automated
Sometimes it can take months for freelanceres to get paid. Ebyline automates the invoice process so a freelancer receive a check as soon as a week after submitting content.
It's still in Beta stage but I think it's worth signing up for.
I really like Retaggr
When browsers mouse over the Retaggr logo, up pops your full profile. It’s great for places where you post content regulrly - your blog, say - but don’t necessarily have the space for your full personal sales pitch
Mine looks like this:
You also get a profile page:
As they say: “A Retaggr Card is the next generation business card, rich with content from your favorite websites, and much more.”