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Seven must-know Substack tips for journalists

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19.05.2022

This article first appeared on the British Society of Magazine Editors' (BSME) website. It has been lightly edited and republished here with permission from the author.

Substack is a new community and newsletter service that is proving popular with writers and creatives around the world.

The BSME hosted a masterclass with Farrah Storr, head of writer partnerships at Substack UK, and writes her own Substack Things Worth Knowing. She is well-positioned to help journalists understand the platform: during a stellar 23-year career in magazines, she edited some of the biggest women's titles in the UK, including Elle, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health. She has been named one of the most influential BAME leaders in the UK and sits on the board of The National Theatre. Farrah left at the end of 2021 to launch Substack in the UK.

Here are seven things all journalists need to know about the platform.


Substack lets journalists connect directly with communities

"People assume Substack is a newsletter platform, and in its simplest form it is - but it's really a personal media channel for the individual," says Farrah. It is a way for........

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