Being overheard

Being overheard

Imagine entering a room and being told that no one can listen to you and the walls are soundproof. You even check if a mic is hiding somewhere, but you find none. So you invite someone else to join you in the room, and the conversation starts flowing. Your acquaintance is friendly, and you both feel cocooned in the soundproofed, quiet and private room you are in. Feeling unrestricted, you…

Here’s what’s shitty about the media industry right now

Another app (Discors) was just given $1.2 million (including $50,000 from Matter Ventures*) to aggregate news other people create. This morning I told a photojournalist I couldn’t pay him for his work. It’s likely no one will pay him for it. Other freelance journalists I’ve talked to say they’re resigned to doing shitty commercial jobs to pay the bills and doing journalism for free.…

I stopped publishing on Medium. Here’s why.

I stopped publishing on Medium. Here’s why.

A little over a year ago, we decided to try publishing Latterly exclusively on Medium.com, a popular blogging platform. At the time, Medium was recruiting publishers to give up their own websites and migrate to theirs. It was a persuasive proposition: Medium draws 30 million visitors a month, and the site is networked, meaning traffic to other publications could spill onto ours. Plus, we could earn money on Medium…