David Remnick at The New Yorker on how to get paying gigs as a writer
He offered as amends the opinion that “it’s very important to the New Yorker or any other publication to find a way to get young people a leg up … The web didn’t exist ‘x’ years ago, and a lot of those writers who are writing for the web are extremely young and it’s more fluid. Look, in print, we’re only publishing a dozen things a week, on the web we’re publishing I don’t even know how many. And believe me, when something really good is up there, I take notice.”
Above: how it looks and feels to crowdfund after a month has passed. Cartoon by Susie Cagle.
(via Make Money From Home With Your New Media Company! by Susie Cagle | Scratch Magazine)
Secrets of Succeeding in Digital Media From Jonathan Perelman of Buzzfeed
From Jonathan Perelman at Buzzfeed, six of his public secrets:
1. Have a heart - people like uplifting content
2. Content is about identity
3. Humor works - people always want to laugh
4. Nostalgia brings us back to a simpler time. It brings you back to your past
5. Understanding Cats is vital to understanding the web. (CUTE) how and why do cats share so well across all the platforms
6. Don’t ignore mobile. Mobile is vital today and will become the only thing in just a few years.