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!
Will this be the year you finally quit that job and launch your own project? Or the year you plan to up your game in your existing business and outshine all of your competition? Wherever you’re at, let these awesome queer entrepreneurs inspire you to follow your own arrow in 2016.
Stories include Gawker’s affiliate marketing payout, Vice Media maybe being a bunch of lies, the early days of Vox, why pageviews won’t die despite being useless, a new podcast from Issa Rae, a robust Businesswomen’s special and more!
Topics include being both YouTube famous and broke, Nieman Lab’s predictions for journalism in 2016, the year’s funniest media corrections, productive things to do while job-hunting, a new website for conservative women, LGBT folks and people of color, and moar!
In this inspiring and hilarious interview, Miyuki introduces us to her life as a continuously-evolving process of creation and discovery, and what it’s like to live solely off your art. (She also shares pictures of the tiny house she built, which are amazing!)
Topics include self-promoting when you hate self-promotion, the man who transformed The New York Times’ treatment of the gay community, best/worst journalism of the year, the most annoying online ad types and moar!
From an English lit degree to starting the Lingerie Lesbian blog to designing her first evening gown collection, NYC-based designer Caroline Elenowitz tells us all about her journey to running her own business.
Changes and layoffs at Gawker and a rebuttal from Wonkette, layoffs at pretty much every print magazine ever, FHM folds ’cause dudes are embarrassed to be seen with it, more digital publishers are asking their readers for money, Uber drivers sound off about their actual work conditions and more!
“In 2013 I was too ill to work, living on disability benefits, and had just dropped out of my masters degree. I was introduced to the world of lifestyle design, which then led me to the world of online business. Here were all these people, working from home/travelling, and running fun businesses from their laptops. About 2 months in I was making more than enough to live off, had doubled my rates and was hovering around fully booked…and now I’m a full-time, accidentally permanent VA!”
Topics include vim & vigor vs. hedge fund money, changes at The Hairpin, the closing of Grantland, Refinery 29’s international expansion, how Kate Beaton does money, and cool new podcasts from people you like including Gaby Dunn and Brittani Nichols.