TypeWhale is like Quora for journalists and industry experts. Over the last decade the 24 hour news cycle has quickly sped up to less than 15 minutes. That makes it extremely hard, and time consuming, to go out and vet expert sources. TypeWhale is making it easy for journalists to report it first and get it right by giving them a community where academic expert sources answer journalists media queries.
After posting a media query to our platform, our user database searches profiles of registered experts and suggests industry experts they should talk to. Journalists and experts can also message each other directly and privately to discuss the story they are working on.
Future development will include a mobile app that will allow journalists to discover and speak to industry experts on the go.