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Forbes Enters Newsletter Biz with 'Journalist Entrepreneurs'

Forbes this week announced Journalist Entrepreneurs, a Forbes-branded newsletter platform, hoping to attract indie newsletter authors in the same way it attracted freelancer contributions ten years ago. Unlike the cattle calls of 2010, Forbes this time seeks to attract editorial stars who already have big newsletter audiences and social media followings.

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Forbes EQ and Forbes Ignite: Under the Radar

Most PR pros know about the ten Forbes Councils, providing relationship-building services and the chance to be published on the Forbes web site. Fewer know of two other Forbes community plays — Forbes EQ and Forbes Ignite. They’re worth exploring if your org — or your clients — focus on social equality and improving our world.

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CFF Provides Subsidized Cybersecurity Training

[Ed. note: this story is a bit different for SWMS, aimed at subscribers vested in cybersecurity.] If you know of organizations seeking experienced cybersecurity talent at affordable payroll costs, read on. The Cyber Future Foundation and Safal Partners have teamed up to build cybersecurity apprenticeship programs nationwide.

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What Journalists are Saying About the Trauma at the Capitol

On the morning of Jan. 7, we emailed 30 reporters to ask the following: “As a journalist, will yesterday’s events change how you approach your work, and if so, how?” Responded one EIC: "I think I'll pass on this one." We got that a lot. Others did answer. Here's what they had to say.

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Protocol Enterprise Launches Next Week

Protocol next week will launch Protocol Enterprise, a program of expanded enterprise coverage comprising daily web editorial, twice-weekly newsletters, quarterly deep-dives and contributed content. “This is an enterprise moment,” Protocol president Tammy Wincup says. “It’s often communicated about as ‘a boring back-end technology’ but the reality is, there’s so much happening in enterprise tech...

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SWMS Deep Dive: Privacy

[SWMS contributor Rachel Odenweller writes:] Historically, few of us have thought much about data privacy, either from a personal perspective or the perspective of clients. But in 2020 privacy came into focus with several data breaches, fears of government surveillance and the continuing saga of Big Tech regulation challenges.

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Where Privacy Meets Cybersecurity

[SWMS contributor Rachel Odenweller writes:] As logic would suggest, the more we rely on data, the more at risk we are for cyber attacks. In addition to the myriad struggles 2020 presented us with, it was also the most active year for cybercrime. Reports suggest that cybercrime rates during COVID-19 -- from ransomware to phishing -- have spiked at rates between 40 and 400 percent.

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Big Tech Has a Policy Bullseye on Its Back

[SWMS contributor Rachel Odenweller writes:] Over the past five or so years, we’ve been seeing more tech companies in the congressional hot seat as the attention on the ethics of their business practices grows, both in terms of data privacy and market activities.

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Newsweek Paid Community Lets Members Publish

Add Newsweek to the growing list of publishers launching readership communities. The Newsweek Expert Forum now offers a waitlist in advance of its formal opening later this month. Newsweek is building the Expert Forum in association with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes, Rolling Stone and Bizjournals.

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