In 2009, LA based Ebyline established a news marketplace that matches reporters with news publishers. The site was founded by media professionals who saw the need for a better way to introduce publishers to talented writers able to handle ad-hoc projects.
Ebyline provides a centralized online community, so publishers and media outlets can quickly and easily outsource stories, reducing the cost of full-time editorial workers. Digital content publishers can be more competitive by locating seasoned editorial professionals able to economically produce expertly written original articles. They can buy content "a la carte" from other publishers, sell their own content for competitive price, and find, hire or manage freelance journalists.
For Freelance Providers
Freelance writers rely on Ebyline to find work from across the US and overseas. Ebyline offers them high quality projects, already vetted to ensure a journalist is experienced and published. Freelance provide examples of samples of published work or letters of recommendation from a past editor or former employer. Freelancers can propose articles to news publishers, showcase their articles to prospective buyers, and sell individual articles to publishers on the site.
Ebyline might be a lifesaver to some news industry outlets that face declining circulation and shrinking budgets. Ebyline will help reduce overhead costs, while maintaining quality editorial standards with the use of talented and experienced freelance writers.