Dec 5, 2008

I am the future and so can you!

An interesting offer on the daily USC jobs email:
Announcing the "I Am The Future Of Journalism" Contest
by Scott Karp • December 2nd, 2008 •

Publish2 is launching a contest for journalists to promote themselves
as the future of journalism. We believe journalism has a bright
future, and we're betting everything on that belief.

The winner of the "I Am The Future Of Journalism" Contest receives a
prize that we know is increasingly valuable in journalism due to
shrinking supply — a job.

It's a job with Publish2, a start-up focused on helping journalism
thrive in the digital age. We already employ two incredibly talented
journalists, Tammi Marcoullier and Josh Korr, and we want to expand
our team. Included in the offer is a $1,000 signing bonus.

The contest is open to submissions until December 30.
According to the company's website, Karp was previously director of digital strategy at the Atlantic magazine. Marcoullier comes from and Korr from the St. Petersburg Times. On the business side, the chief technical officer, Steven Sweet, hails from Copley Press, where he "led new media development" for Copley's now-defunct L.A. division; and Chairman Robert Young is said to have invented pay-per-click advertising.

And here's a story about the company, with a somewhat vague description of its goal to let freelancers and newsroom journalists share story ideas and link to each others work.

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