Topics include the closing of The Toast, layoffs at Vice and The NY Times, preparing for last-minute interviews, Buzzfeed’s shift towards video and so much more!
“I didn’t get any funding until year three and it came from a member who truly believed in me. Now in year six, funding opportunities are coming from multiple places, thank you baby Jesus, but all of those opportunities are coming my way from relationships I have formed, not from banks or investors.”
Topics include why people pay for the New York Times but won’t pay for Buzzfeed, liberal bias in Facebook’s trending topics, how Bitch Magazine got started, being productive in your home office, how to turn a negative conversation around and so much more!
“I knew I wanted to train animals by the age of 3. I didn’t know that I wanted to start this business until 3 years ago.”
I don’t even know what materials research is. (Please don’t tell me.)
Topics include bold ladies, The Awl co-founder getting his first “real job,” a new Facebook algorithm, additional ad-blocking-related panic, a profitable “college paper on steroids” supported by 10, 0000 unpaid writers and more!
“I think a lot of us [queers] have turned to art as a place to find meaning and access other realms. Art explains the unexplainable and gives us a space to explore the mysteries we are so fascinated by.”
Medium becomes a publishing platform, gay magazines are so very white, Facebook introduces live video, Spurned Elle Writer Goes On Totally Bananas Rant, proven conversation topics with strangers, Buzzfeed falls short of revenue projections and so much more!
We’re looking for an ambitious business-savvy Southeast Michigan-based leader with big ideas who can take Autostraddle to the next level.
Topics include Gawker losing the Hulk Hogan case, digital media’s lack of geographic diversity, analytics-driven content production, Genius annotating personal sex stories, drinking with your clients and other crucial stories!
“It’s the kind of work that makes me look forward to eight hours on my feet holding five pounds of camera in my hands with another seven pounds slung across my back. It’s wonderful to create not just art, but art that makes people feel special and good and beautiful.”
Topics include Instacart’s impending apocalypse, Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan vs. Misogyny, Kinfolk magazine, the re-boot of Tiger Beat, racism at Squarespace and more!
“There’s no denying that women writers are affected by systemic, institutionalised sexism in the media and publishing industries, but women who are queer, trans, of colour, disabled, sex workers, from low-income backgrounds and/or otherwise outside the mainstream are inevitably impacted more than most.”
Topics include how a 12,000-word rape apologist piece got published on SB Nation, HuffPo claims its bloggers enjoy not getting paid, Melissa Harris-Perry’s show gets axed and more relevant stories!
The Most Innovative Companies of 2016, a deep look into the annals and corridors of Buzzfeed’s present and future, popular sites that are also ugly, millennial money, MTV News, The Independent’s digital-only future and like ten billion more important stories.
“Own it, grrl. The world is getting queerer and queerer, and all the big businesses that refuse to acknowledge that are in their death throes. Your time is coming. Follow your heart. Do what you love. Start now.”
How to be a person and/or a brand and/or a confessional female memoirist, Huffington Post Gay becomes Queer, optimizing your to-do list, a reporter in trouble at The Intercept and more pressing stories from the edge of your supportive office chair!
“About half our plumbers are lesbian or bisexual, but that is by accident, not design. We think that women living outside the dominant box are probably more likely to also work outside of it.”
I’ve been on both sides of the hiring table. I’ve been the one applying for a job and the one interviewing job applicants. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Topics include celebrity clickbait, the National Magazine Awards, the truth about the public interest in quality journalism, the end of Al Jazeera US, foods that boost productivity and more!