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SPJ and Authory partnership helps journalists back up their work


2/2/2024


CONTACT:
Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins, SPJ National President, ashanti.blaize@gmail.com
Eric Hauch, Authory Founder and CEO, eric@mail.authory.com
Kim Tsuyuki, SPJ Communications Specialist, ktsuyuki@hq.spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists and Authory want to remind journalists of their seven year partnership in light of the most recent layoffs. Authory is a service that automatically compiles all of a journalist’s articles in a single place. It offers a free trial, and for those interested in a subscription, SPJ has partnered with Authory for 30% off the monthly and yearly plans.

“It’s disheartening to hear about the latest round of layoffs,” said SPJ National President Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins. “This is an important reminder for journalists to ensure you back up your work and to be prepared. Authory is a great service that aggregates all your work in one place, and you can do it for free.”

“We know that for some writers, $12 per month is steep. Hence, we encourage those who are in no position to have an ongoing Authory subscription, to use our service to do a one-off backup of all their content,” said founder and CEO of Authory Eric Hauch. “They can simply sign up to the free trial, we back up their content, they download it to their local computer and close their account. That's an automated backup of all their work for free. We have recently changed our system, so that a trial doesn't require a credit card anymore, meaning anybody can take a look for themselves with literally no strings attached.”

It is important for journalists to back up their work, not only for their portfolios or in case a website is taken down, but to preserve history and serve as an official, historical record for future generations.

SPJ continues to stand with journalists during these difficult times. You can find resources like Authory and more on the “We’re in this together" webpage.

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