|[December 04, 2012]
Introducing Ebyline News Desk, the World's First On-Demand News Service
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Ebyline, the first online platform built to connect publishers with
freelance journalists, today unveiled the Ebyline
News Desk. The News Desk turns the traditional wire service model on
its head, producing custom feeds of original, reported content for
publishers that want top-quality journalism that scales with demand. The
new model links experienced content producers within a geography or
topic to editors and publishers with specific content needs.
"The Ebyline News Desk bridges the gaps that traditional wire services,
with their predefined content feeds, aren't always able to fill," said
Bill Momary, Ebyline's CEO and co-founder. "It's truly transformative.
No other service parallels what we offer."
For example, with the service a publisher can order four stories per
month on their local sports team, the Hollywood entertainment beat or
developments in the energy sector, have upfront editorial input and make
changes to the coverage as they go.
"The customizable nature of this news service enables a wider range of
publishers to initiate or restore the on-the-scene original journalism
that sets them apar and resonates with their specific audience," said
Ebyline director of content Peter C. Beller
With 285 bureaus representing over 2,200 professionals, Ebyline is one
of the largest networks of journalists in the world. All of Ebyline's
contributors are vetted by editorial staff according to strict criteria
and include veteran newspaper journalists whose work has been featured
in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and various
other top-tier news outlets. This 'networked newsroom' spans the globe
and includes classic news agency beats such as state capitol reporting
and pro sports, as well as niches like national politics, business,
travel and entertainment. Photos, videos, graphics and editing round out
the service's newsroom offerings.
"The traditional news service model is one-size-fits-all," said Momary.
"With News Desk you can dictate the scope of your subscription, from
occasional coverage that complements staff-produced content to a full
menu of breaking news and features that's as focused as you need."
Ebyline's News Desk is available immediately. To learn more, please
Ebyline, Inc. (http://www.ebyline.com)
is a secure online platform for newspapers, publishers, brands and
content producers to collaborate with vetted, professional freelance
journalists. Ebyline's tools make the process of managing and tracking
freelancer journalists easier than ever before. The Virtual NewsroomTM
solution automates all freelancer administration including
assignment/pitch flow, tax management and payment processing. Plus,
editors and publishers have instant access to a pool of qualified,
experienced freelance journalists from around the world for a
cost-effective way to expand coverage. For freelancers, Ebyline is a
dynamic way to showcase experience, pitch ideas to publishers from
around the country, and safely distribute work. Founded by veterans of
the Los Angeles Times, and specialists in new content distribution
models, Ebyline's client partners include E.W. Scripps & Co., Gatehouse
Media, Intel (News - Alert), Morris, and ProPublica, among many others.
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