Information wants to be free is a summation of Chris Anderson's new book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Hyperion; $26.99). According to Anderson, it's the death knell for professional journalists. However, Anderson throws out a lifeline by saying, "Out of the bloodbath will come a new role for professional journalists," he predicts, and he goes on:
Citizen Journalist Coach
Let's put this to the test in the real world.
I'm offering my 20 years of professional journalism experience to any citizen journalist that would like me to act as their coach. I'm willing to provide coaching sessions to any blogger that would like to learn the ins and outs of professional journalism and apply it their specific area of reportage.
Here are a few of the outcomes you can expect from our work together:
Private Coaching Sessions
I will only be opening up a limited number of private coaching spots. When these spots are filled I will be "off the market" until a spot opens up, so if you want to work with me this is your chance. If you've been waiting for this opportunity just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll make sure you're on the list.
The first three people to respond will receive a 50 percent discount off their first hour of coaching.
After each session, you'll receive a free .wav file recording of the coaching session!