Profile: Brian Krebs

Security researcher Brian Krebs this month published an analysis that only he could create. It's an exhaustive explainer on recent DNS hijacking attacks, purportedly conducted by Iranian hackers. How does a tech PR pro get the attention of this man? We asked around. Below is a compendium of what we heard back, both on and off the record.

Cheat Sheet: Data Journalists

By request, here's a deep look at data journalism in Tier 1. We offer info on 17 data journalists working at the WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Quartz, Fortune, Financial Times, The Economist and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. This certainly will get you started. Also included: URLs to Tier 1 dataviz content and Twitter feeds.

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The Block: Trustworthy Crypto Edit Led by EIC John Biggs

The Block "is not an enthusiast site [for crypto]," says new editor-in-chief John Biggs. "We're not rah rah rah all day long like other sites." The 12-year veteran of TechCrunch is now a full-timer at The Block, a thoughtful crypto publication that's coming up on its first birthday.

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For PR, 'Social Good' Can Be a Tough Sell

Is “social good” a good topic to pitch? Mashable does have its “social good” section. Fast Company’s Ben Paynter and VentureBeat’s Kyle Wiggers do write frequently on the topic. This week we added six additional reporters to our SWMS social good cheat sheet, as well as a twice-weekly newsletter from Vox.

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SWMS Spot-Check: Enterprise Tech Edit

We took a quick look this week at overall trends in enterprise tech edit. Pitch opportunity still exists, but the obsession with the industry leaders is almost shameful. We analyze the work of five Tier 1 enterprise tech reporters and check in on what's moving the meter at the IDG "usual-suspect" pubs.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
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The Awl's Matt Buchanan has some great sources inside the New York Times. Here's a must-read on how Suzanne Spector backed into the top job. The so... Read more

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