The podcast is back, and it’s an hour long this time!
Topics and Show Notes
I’m experimenting with a slight format change for this episode. Instead of a half hour-long interview with an expert on their topic of expertise, I had Holden Page cohosting to discuss various topics surrounding media.
1. A short tribute to Sam Blake
- In memory of Sam Blake, here is his website: http://thisguysamblake.com/
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://www.afsp.org/
2. When should freelance writers work for free or cheap?
- Who Shared My Link (and my post on it for Contently) to see about “exposure” using share data (if you don’t have access to other metrics)
- Holden’s writing on Medium and my post for Slate’s Future Tense blog (as example of unpaid/low paying work that was rewarding)
- Old guest posts for Freshbooks and Copyblogger (as an example of unpaid writing that landed me clients)
3. SugarString banning coverage of net neutrality or NSA.
- Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on US spying (Daily Dot, Patrick Howell O’Neill)
- Verizon is scared of the truth (Verge, T.C. Sottek)
4. MMA writing and challenges of investigative journalism for freelance writers
- Roufosport enveloped in controversy following published report on kickboxer’s death (Bloody Elbow, various authors)
- The investigative piece I wrote in 2011 that I mentioned (linked to in 2013)
5. We recommend…
- CITIZENFOUR (mentioned in passing, but go see it, seriously)
- How to Get Away with Murder (Holden’s pick!)
- Linkbait Award: Why the ACLU is fighting to keep revenge porn safe and legal for pervs (Vice, Mary Emily O’Hara)
Instead, read these:
- Revenge porn is bad. Criminalizing it is worse. (Wired, Sarah Jeong. Who you should be following on Twitter, btw.)
- Arizona’s naked photo law makes free speech a felony (ACLU blog, Lee Rowland)
The first 4 episodes
I think my hosting gets worse over time, so start at the beginning!