Our weekly report on the media industry, for anyone who spends too much time on Twitter.
Every Monday, staff writer Allegra Hobbs recaps the week in media for our 1,000+ subscribers with news, analysis, and original reporting like:
✎ Daily News EIC departure (as cited by NYT).
✎ Inside the Thrillist union strike.
✎ Exclusive editor & journalist Q&As.
Recent subscribers-only stories:
See our full archive of newsletters & features on Patreon.
FOR MEDIA WORKERS
Our community Listserv has job listings, pitch calls, and more. Our Network is a platform with editor databases, pitch guides, and chat rooms.
STUDY HALL LISTSERV ($4/MO)
On our Listserv of 1000+ members, we discuss the ups and downs of the media industry and share freelance writing practices, from journalism to criticism and book publishing.
✎ News Digest every Monday plus, original reported stories and interviews.
✎ Newsletter of jobs and freelance opportunities every Tuesday (sample here).
✎ Access to Listserv of 1000+ journalists, with friendly community and ongoing discussions daily.
✎ The Listserv archive, with hundreds of previous threads answering any conceivable freelancing question.
STUDY HALL NETWORK ($11/MO)
Our Network level is an app-based social network and a custom platform for developing your writing. Access FAQs, private chats, databases, and other resources.
✎ Digest & Opportunities newsletters, Listserv, and archive.
✎ Access to private Basecamp productivity app, with business resources & FAQs.
✎ Private chat rooms for women, LGBTQ, media workers of color, culture critics, and other groups (details here).
✎ A shared database of 300+ editor contacts, updated monthly.
✎ Pitch guides for publications like NYT Magazine, New York Magazine, and Harper’s, with examples of successful pitches.
Why Members Like it:
"Through Study Hall, I've gotten suggestions for where to pitch, editor contacts, guidance in negotiating contracts, and, maybe most importantly, a community of friendly and supportive writers who are there for each other for crises and tiny questions, with every kind of help."
— Jaime Green, writer and editor
"As a writer, I’ve met editors who I am now writing for; as an editor, I’ve met writers who are now writing fantastic things for me. Who knew the circle of journalistic life could be so great?"
— Tori Telfer, author of Lady Killers
"Study Hall is helpful for editors because it allows us to catch writers at all points in the process, not just at the end of a pitch."
— Michelle Legro, editor at Longreads
"At the beginning of our editorial strategy, we sent a brief to the Study Hall network and got connected to dozens of excellent writers. We ended up working exclusively with Study Hall writers and the results speak for themselves."
— Toby Shorin, Underdog.io
Study Hall promotes community and collaboration in the media industry.
We were founded in Brooklyn in 2015 by Kyle Chayka and Enav Moskowitz. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our creative branch is Study Hall Studio, which works with media companies in content production and editorial consulting.