Category: Journalism

Fake News Advertisers on Facebook

Fake News Ads on Facebook

I don’t use Facebook much at all but happened to look at an email link someone sent me. That’s when I noticed the fake ESPN.com story advertisement about some actor dying which links to a fake ESPN “news” site selling testosterone-like supplements....

/ November 18, 2016

The State of Journalism … Advertising

After visits like this, I’m not sure visitors would ever want to return again:

/ June 16, 2016

Kate Elias: Northwest Freelance Editor

I want to give a shout out and positive recommendation to the freelance editor who has edited and helped me polish a lot of my popular essays from the past year or so, Kate Elias / Resume / Editorial Guild Listing. Kate’s...

/ November 25, 2015

Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housing

[dropcap2]E[/dropcap2]arly in July, Amazon PR told the Associated Press (AP) that it had “given the city [of Seattle] tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing” for a story that appeared on more than 300 news sites including The New York...

/ July 13, 2015

Two People that Made Me a Better Writer

If you liked this week’s “‘Amageddon’: How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future,” there are two people that you may wish to follow, unfortunately, one has passed on and you can only read some of her earlier material....

/ November 22, 2014

An Alternative for Writing for Free: My Response to Tim Kreider’s Slaves of the Internet Unite!

I can relate to Tim Kreider’s New York Times column on writing for free (Slaves of the Internet, Unite!) I’ve been paid for my writing on occasion but more often, I write for free by necessity. In full disclosure, as...

/ October 30, 2013

Experimenting with Patreon for Crowdfunding

Patreon is a new crowd funding site which I learned about from Jack Conte’s wonderful XOXO talk (below). Conte was an overnight YouTube sensation searching for a way to earn a living from delighting hundreds of thousands of followers. Patreon...

/ October 23, 2013