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1. 8 Jedi Mind Tricks for Freelancers (and Star Wars Nerds) (The Freelancer)
Procrastination can spell doom for a freelancer, but it’s sometimes difficult to get into a productive mood. Think happy thoughts? That’s not always easy when you’re dealing with difficult clients and pitch rejections.
How can you convince yourself to sit down and be productive, even when you’re not in the mood? Use the Force, suggests Yael Grauer on Contently’s The Freelancer. Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, this must-read offers eight tips to refocus and get moving.
2. 10 Takeaways from Gannett’s Blockbuster Announcements (Nieman Journalism Lab)
This week’s biggest media news was Gannett’s split of its print and broadcast businesses and acquisition of Cars.com. (If you missed the news, you can read the press release Gannett originally sent over PR Newswire.) “Gannett has long been one of the most market-savvy American newspaper chains. It showed those smarts again today,” writes industry analyst Ken Doctor in his assessment of what these two moves mean.
It’s been one year since Jeff Bezos announced his purchase of The Washington Post. Although the paper has begun hiring again and expanding nationally and internationally, how transformative has the past year actually been? Digiday examines what has and hasn’t happened at The Washington Post since Bezos’ purchase.
Read the full post by PR Newswire media relations manager Amanda Hicken on Beyond Bylines.