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Report Writing - an Alternative Income Stream For Journalists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Inga Vesper Nov 12, 2010. 6 Replies

What with some Italian journalists earning the grand total of two Euros per article, especially when writing for web based media, journalism alone may not be enough to help some journalists get…Continue

Tags: stream, alternative, income, research, freelance

Bad News Rules the Roost - but does it have to?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diana Lungu Nov 15, 2010. 2 Replies

For reasons to me unknown, we seem to revel in the misfortunes of others.  Bad news, or rather, news about tragedy or scandal, sells papers and brings hoards of visitors to websites.There is,…Continue

Tags: information, balance, reporting, Italy, journalism

Blog from Italy

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Blog from Italy
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http://www.blogfromitaly.com

About Me

I run a website called BlogfromItaly.com, which, as you may have guessed from the name, is all about Italy.

BlogfromItaly.com is starting to gain some mainstream recognition, with my work having been quoted by the Italian L'Espresso magazine, and in the UK's Guardian Online. Several Wikipedia entries link to posts on BlogfromItaly.com.

Blog posts cover a multitude of subjects, all with Italy as the central theme. My problem is that I have far too many interests. Topics include Italian news, products, travel, politics, and business.

Now there are two more, unpaid, people writing for BlogfromItaly.com, so now we are three. One new scribe writes about Sardinia, and then there is a UK based designer of Italian origin writing about Italian design. I'm now acting as a writer and editor, as I review and edit articles before running them.

The style of Blog from Italy is partly journalistic, and partly blog-style editorial comment.

I am not a journalist, but run training courses on how to write press releases for Italian media relations master students. I work with Italian publishing group, Il Sole 24 Ore as an English teacher and trainer, and have several contacts who are 'real' journalists, including one who is an ex-Associated Press editor, and Pulizer Prize candidate.

Content from Blog from Italy is featured on the Global Post news website, which thinks Blog from Italy is one of the world's top 350 blogs.

As far as I am aware, BlogfromItaly.com is one of a kind in terms of sites doing more than merely talking about Italian food wine, and travel in Italy.

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At 7:41 on February 16, 2013, Rikard Berglin said…

Hi!


I would like to invite you to join www.travelingjournalist.com. Traveling Journalist is a brand new hospitality network, tailor made for journalists.

Over at Traveling Journalist we help visiting colleagues from around the world with everything related to journalism.

This can be anything from a free place to sleep, doing research, interpreting, taking photos, video editing or booking interviews.

This way we can all travel the world for cheap, make new friends and make our jobs even more fun. It’s pretty great!

Traveling Journalist is totally free and always will be totally free.

Hope to see you there!

At 16:26 on October 11, 2010, JL Andrade said…
Thank you Alex, for starting it.
I know a lilttle bit yes, it seems that at least two of us known some of the latest tools of the trade.
At 15:57 on October 11, 2010, Cristiana Pereira said…
Thanks a lot for the idea. Actually that's something we face in Portugal too... but it's not new. In all of times, all eras my country saw people going out. And now I think it's a new round coming.

I will try to focus on that issue by using more articles like that but from other countries too. Starting with Italy, looking at Portugal and much more.

Are you open to a short phone interview about this?

Thanks again.

Cristiana
At 14:33 on October 11, 2010, Di Mackey said…
Indeed I do. Of course, I arrived during a busy period in my life. I'm looking forward to a fuller exploration of here soon.
At 14:29 on October 11, 2010, Di Mackey said…
Thanks for the introduction, Alex. I'm quietly impressed by this place and told Erkan, the Istanbul anthropologist/media guy/blogger about it too.
At 14:00 on June 21, 2010, ROSARIA AMATO said…
giusto. Però non so come toglierlo...
At 13:36 on June 21, 2010, ROSARIA AMATO said…
D'accordo. Devo guardarmi per bene il tuo blog! Comunque anch'io ne ho uno:
http://amato.blogautore.repubblica.it/
Allora sentiamoci quando vuoi: questo è il mio interno al giornale
06/49824618
Ciao
Rosaria
At 17:58 on June 17, 2010, ROSARIA AMATO said…
Caro Alex, scusami se ho impiegato tutti questi giorni per accettare la tua richiesta, è solo che ho lavorato tantissimo e non ho guardando il sito. Grazie per l'offerta, guarderò il tuo sito presto e congratulazioni per l'idea!
Ciao
Rosaria
At 14:57 on June 1, 2010, Eszter Pakozdi said…
Check out the collection of endlessly growing articles on today's biggest search-machine and join the team of "Google Watch"-ers! Articles, comments and opinions are more than welcome!!!
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At 12:43 on May 21, 2010, Kathlyn Clore said…
Hi Alex,

Thanks for joining, and congratulations on your success with Blog from Italy. It sounds like your "partly journalistic and partly blog-style editorial comment" approach is working well.

What prompted you to start this site, and what do you think motivates your new contributors to work without being paid? I'm really curious in what motivates people to work for free online. Not that there's anything wrong with doing so, just that it is to me an interesting phenomenon - people adding videos to CNN's iReport for example.

Very cool that you're featured on Global Post, as well. I think Global Post is doing a great job of drawing out good quality international reporting.
 
 
 

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