Portfolios serves as tool for journalists organizing their work

By NICKY DIAZ

As a journalist, I know how stressful it can be to gather up clips before an interview. Most of the time, it’s honestly a mission to find which articles I want to use.

But, of course, the Internet has solved this problem for reporters everywhere. On Pressfolios.com, journalists can simply paste the URLs to their articles and have the site organize it for them into a professional portfolio.

The best part? It’s all free.

Once you sign up, you copy and paste the articles’ URLs into the site. Pressfolios then determines the headline, news outlet as well as the image that is associated with the article. But you can also manually edit this information and add the date for the story as well as tags. Users can also produce PDFs, which is handy if you need to print out one of your stories.

Users can also organize the stories on their profiles; stories can be separated into tabs on the main page of your profile. For example, if you’re a freelancer who has written for several publications, you can organize your stories by news outlet. Another feature of the profiles on Pressfolios is the About page. You can add links to your Twitter or LinkedIn pages as well as provide visitors with a short bio of yourself.

This is by far a much more professional and organized way to arrange your stories. It’s definitely a useful tool for journalists, particularly freelancers.

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