by Kevin Bleicher
As I delve deeper into the world of journalism, I'm learning quite a bit about why journalists are so frustrated with the current state of their field.
Right now I'm active in a discussion on LinkedIn with some journalists, trying to pick their brains a bit. In last week's Buzz Report post, I mentioned a few key points about the mentality of these journalists, and their strive to produce quality content.
It's is reassuring to know that there are journalists out there who do take their work seriously, and won't sacrifice quality for a quick buck. How can CrowdNe.ws help these struggling journalists get paid for their content?
Most of the users in the discussion proclaimed they did, in fact, have personal blogs, mainly for driving traffic to other publications they have written pieces for. This doesn't offer much, if any, monetary value to their personal blog. None of the journalists claimed to have enough traffic to their blog to make an income. They are either breaking even on the cost to set up and host the blog, or may occasionally get offered a gig through exposure from the blog.
This is one of the core reasons the CrowdNe.ws platform is being developed. We want to give journalists the tools to promote, distribute, and sell their work to the audience all in one place. With CrowdNe.ws they can spend less time worrying about the logistics, and focus on what they do best, CONTENT CREATION!
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