Ebyline announced that it has raised $1.5 million through a Series A investment from The E.W. Scripps Company. Based in Los Angeles, Ebyline publicly launched in September 2010 as a content marketplace for news publishers and professional freelance journalists. The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, and syndication.
Ebyline's marketplace lets producers of original news content and those who publish it do business with each other by buying and selling news on an á la carte basis through a secure online platform that manages many administrative tasks. For qualified freelance journalists, Ebyline's online platform lets writers "self-syndicate," giving them the ability to pitch and sell finished work to news organizations and negotiate fees with publishers.
For news publishers, the platform introduces new incremental revenue opportunities, enabling news publishers to assign and to buy stories á la carte from freelance writers, and to buy and sell their news content directly with publishers.