Everything I’ve Learned in 2022 (So Far)
Hi friends, I haven’t sent an update in a while so I thought I’d say hello and share a few quick notes. I’ve worked remotely for eight years now, and one of the biggest lessons I learned is that it’s critical to document your work. So with that in mind, here’s a quick recap: We…
Everything I’ve Learned About Starting New Things…
Hello friends! It’s been a moment since I sent my last newsletter, so I wanted to share some exciting news about Ursa, a new audio company and podcast I’ve been working on with authors Dawnie Walton and Deesha Philyaw. The podcast is called Ursa Short Fiction, it’s hosted by Dawnie and Deesha, and it’s all…
Interview with Journalist Sarah Smith on Mental Illness in America’s Jails
One of my 2018 goals is to experiment with audio, so here’s my Longreads interview with Sarah Smith, the journalist behind the must-read ProPublica story, “What Are We Going to Do About Tyler?”
What My Great-Grandfather Taught Me About Trump and the Press
Longreads is teaming up with The Stranger to cover the inauguration and protests. Great first dispatch from Sydney Brownstone…
Your Daily Reminder
Thank you, John Oliver.
Membership, Paywalls, and Funding Journalism Without a Football Phone — Longreads Community
In the 1980s, Sports Illustrated landed on a surefire way to drive subscriptions to its magazine. A high-quality print product? Top-notch journalism? Yeah, yeah, sure — probably all of the above. But as a child sitting in front of my television every afternoon, what really sold me — and then by my constant pleading, sold […]…
The Truth About Working from Home
I spoke with PSFK Labs about Automattic‘s “distributed” work model — at 430+ employees, we’re one of the world’s largest companies where everyone works from home (or anywhere they please). There are pros and cons to any work situation. How a company performs depends a lot on who it hires, how those people get along, how…
In Praise of Public Pitching
I spoke with Jason Fagone and Ted Genoways about the art of pitching in public.
Looking forward to this, from Randa Jarrar: Congrats to @randajarrar on the news of her forthcoming book: HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI https://t.co/Qm2khzzyco pic.twitter.com/MxOrkEyZlB — WordPress.com (@wordpressdotcom) January 29, 2016
Heather Matarazzo’s Personal Stories from Inside and Outside Hollywood
Heather Matarazzo is writing some very honest, wonderful personal essays. I had a brief chat with her about it.