The 17 Washington Post tech journalists featured in this week’s SWMS cheat sheet find themselves in the right place at the right time. As Google, Amazon and Facebook face Federal investigation, most of these seasoned scribes will serve as de facto war correspondents. Tech PR will hate this impending war.
It seems there are as many platforms as publications these days. A subscriber recently sent us a list of cool-things-to-buy sites, apparently geared to males and built on affiliate marketing, where the publishers make a commission on every item sold.
In one Google Doc, we analyze 116 articles across five publications, capturing authors, headlines, URLs and whether the article was positive, negative or neutral in tone. In another, we list the 118 editorial sections contained in 18 leading healthcare publications, accompanied by lists of Tier 1 and Tier 2 journalists, tables on site traffic (SimilarWeb) and coverage volume (IT Database), F2F events and more.
In part 2 of the SWMS Healthcare Deep-Dive, we package 2019 healthcare trends as spotted by HIMSS and Rock Health. These are broad, general technology-based and care-based trends, summarized in bullets.
Even in a realm as “vertical” as healthcare, stories are still stories. Technology is transforming both business and society. Companies and their leaders face crises. Startups succeed and fail. Conversely, much is unique to healthcare. Few industries are more regulated, depend more on new science, and have such a direct impact on life and happiness.
Few things are tougher than building a useful list of reporters who cover funding rounds. Technically, any beat reporter could cover funding news based on the startup being a contender in an emerging marketplace. But PR folks mostly seek reporters who cover funding rounds from any VC in any market -- as they should.
Here's a cheat sheet on 20 reporters who cover AR, VR and the adjuncts MR and XR. It's surprising how many Tier 1s are in the game, but our list is mostly gadget- and consumer-specific. There's a few marketing titles in there too.
Go deep with these B2B targets who have rich expertise in industrial software, robotics and manufacturing... that sort of thing. Many of these reporters cover the topic only occasionally, but the writing is strong and technical.
Here's a list of Tier 1 and 2 targets who might respond favorably to a profile of a busy executive who also can manage their home life. None are CEO profile gatekeepers; all are reporters who occasionally took time out to show the human side of powerful people.
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.
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.