We’ve relaunched journalisted.com

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A few days ago we released a new version of journalisted.com.

Why? Because…

We discovered that, for a lot of journalists, their journalisted profile is becoming a bit like an online CV, so we wanted to give each journalist an opportunity to add stuff to his/her own page. Stuff like:

Articles from publications we don’t cover

Journalisted automatically adds all articles published in the national press or on the BBC to a journalist’s profile. But many journalists have written articles for other publications. We can’t find everything a journalist has written, so we figured it was much better to let people put up articles themselves

Biographical details

If you’re on journalisted you can now also indicate where you’ve worked, what qualifications you have, what books you’ve written, and what awards you’ve won (e.g. see Graham Norwood’s profile)

Links

… and links to your blog, your website, your Wikipedia page, etc.…

Contact details

You can also put up your email address, your twitter name, your phone number, and – if you want – your correspondence address (and edit them if they change)

Journalists you admire

You can even link to other journalists you admire… because recommendations make the web go round and give everyone something to talk about

More information gives the rest of us more to go on

Of course, giving journalists the opportunity to add information has significant benefit for the rest of us too. It gives us more context, more background, and a better indication of where the journalist is coming from. It should take us closer to our aim, to help people answer the question; ‘how do I know this journalist knows what they’re talking about?’.

If a journalist is commenting on global warming it can be helpful, for example, to know if they have a background in science, if they’ve won any awards in science journalism, and if they’ve written any books about global warming.

It also means if you want to contact a journalist – to follow up on a story or offer them employment – say – then you’ve got all their details.

Even though we’re yet to do any marketing of the new site, over 75 journalists have already claimed their profile, and the number is growing every day (for example, see Michael Hewitt’s profile, or Lisa Kjellson, or Bertan Budak or Michel Rose).

If you are featured on journalisted.com and would like to claim your profile, you can find your page by searching here. If you’re a journalist but not yet featured on journalisted, fear not – within the next few weeks we’ll be enabling any journalist to create their own profile, and add links to their work.

If you like journalisted and want to express your appreciation by making a donation to its upkeep (journalisted.com is free and funded by donations and foundations to the Media Standards Trust) we’d be most grateful.

Written by Martin Moore

April 9th, 2010 at 10:26 am

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