Why an Interview is a Writer’s Best Friend?

Ever wondered why there are so many interview based articles in newspapers? Why journalists want to make interviews? As an editor of small publications, I receive mainly articles without interviews from potential contributors. I wonder why. I’ve always preferred an interview as a means to gain knowledge and content for my writing. Yesterday I talked with […]

Small is Beautiful – How to Succeed with a Local Newspaper?

Competition in the mediascape is bloodthirsty. There are basically two options to finance a publication: subscribers or advertisements (or the combination of these two). Either way, funding is limited. How is it then possible, that in northern Helsinki three viable local newspapers are being distributed in overlapping areas and they even have friendly relationships with […]

Non-profit Publications – What Are They?

My home country, Finland, is sometimes called the promised land of associations. We have approximately 135 000 registered associations with a population of 5 million. It perhaps illustrates this nation’s eagerness to formalize even the grass root activities. Many of these associations also publish their own magazines or periodicals. Very often this publication is the result […]