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Why You Should Be Wary of Publishing on Medium

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 20, 2017

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It has not been an easy start to the new year at the social publishing platform Medium. The platform recently announced it is restructuring in an effort to build a new business model that better aligns with its original mission. Publishers and writers on Medium should be wary of this.

Facebook Introduces ‘Journalism Project’ to Support Journalism, News Literacy

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 18, 2017

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Nodding to its role in media, Facebook has introduced what it calls “The Facebook Journalism Project” — a new initiative to support quality journalism and fight the spread of fake news across its site.

7 Essential Tips to Build a Profitable Freelance Writing Career in 2017

by Richard Nolan | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 16, 2017

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If you have a passion and a talent for writing and are thinking about starting a writing career, freelance writing is a perfect opportunity for you. There are thousands of options to earn money writing, especially at this time in 2017.

Are You Using Micro-Influencers for Your Online Marketing Efforts?

by Shane Barker | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 12, 2017

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If you’re familiar with influencer marketing, you’ve probably heard of micro-influencers. Micro-influencers do not have millions of followers like their top-tier counterparts, but their impact is significant enough to make a difference in your brand’s performance.

6 Reasons Why You Really Should Have an Active Business Blog

by Audrey Throne | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 10, 2017

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Blogging is one of the most crucial weapons in every marketer’s arsenal. And having an active blog for your business can help to deploy both straight forward as well as subtle tactics to boost your bottom line.

Famous Writers, Activists Plan “Literary Protest” Ahead of Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration as U.S. President

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 8, 2017

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Famous writers and activists plan to gather on January 15 under the banner of WRITERS RESIST for a “literary protest,” just days before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president on January 20.

The Washington Post is Hiring “Dozens” of Journalists in the New Year

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 4, 2017

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The Washington Post is increasing its newsroom staff. The paper wants to seize the opportunities enabled by technology to deliver content, and connect with readers on a larger scale and at a faster pace.

15 Hotly-Anticipated Books of 2017

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 2, 2017

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A new year is upon us. To help make 2017 a prosperous year all round, we’ve highlighted some of the most hotly-anticipated books of the year.

10 Awesome Reminders for Writers to Stay Effective and Inspired in 2017

by Charles Hampton | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 30, 2016

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Being a writer seems like a pretty awesome job. But, there are times when you lose all inspiration. For those moments when you feel like all is lost, we have some tips, reminders to help you stay effective and inspired.

How Writing Can Help You Avoid Stress and Enjoy a Healthier Life

by Jessica Freeman | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 26, 2016

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Writing can be stressful sometimes, especially when you write for a living and measure success by the way other people perceive your work. But writing doesn’t have to be stressful. You can transform your writing into a stress treatment.

New York Times Launches Confidential Tips Website for Sources

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 22, 2016

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Got a confidential news tip? ... Want to share it with The New York Times? The Times recently launched a confidential tips website with secure communication channels for sources.

New York-based Nonprofit Expands Free Tool to Archive Digital Content

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 20, 2016

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Rhizome, a New York-based digital arts nonprofit organization, recently received a $200,000 grant to expand its free Webrecorder tool. The free Webrecorder tool can help digital professionals reduce the risk of losing important information and materials stored online.

44 Percent of Writers Dissatisfied or Extremely Dissatisfied with Not Getting Bylines for Their Writing, Study Finds

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 16, 2016

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How would you feel if you didn’t get a byline for your writings? A sizeable number of freelance web writers said they were dissatisfied or extremely dissatisfied that they weren’t getting bylines for their writing.

How to Get Blog Posts to Rank High in Search Engines

by Christelle Macri | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 12, 2016

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Want your blog posts to rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs)? You do not need to be an SEO expert to employ some basic optimization principles to get your blog posts to rank higher in SERPs.

5 Essential Tools That Will Boost Your Business Writing Skills

by Lori Wade | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 9, 2016

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Today’s business world is heavily reliant on written information, from business plans to reports and proposals. These writing tools help with business writing and general language mastery.

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