Chris Erik Thomas
March 23, 2021Q+A: Judd Legum, Creator of Popular Information
Legum talks about making the newsletter pivot back in 2018, building an audience, and the long tail of the blogging era.
March 11, 2021My Month of Fashion Ghostwriting
For a gig, Chris Erik Thomas was tasked with filing dozens of front-row dispatches from fashion shows in Paris, London, and Milan — all while sitting in their apartment in Berlin.
January 22, 2021How the New York Times Crossword Became Too Big to Fail
Despite decades worth of missteps and competition from a growing indie scene, the Times puzzle is slow to change.
January 15, 2021How to Freelance for US Publications from Abroad
Eight international freelancers who regularly contribute to US publications share their tips on pitching, taxes, and establishing a beat.
November 3, 2020Q+A: Jasmine Mithani, Visual Journalist at FiveThirtyEight
Mithani, part of the team behind FiveThirtyEight’s popular election forecast, talks about education, doomscrolling, and rejected mascots.
October 2, 2020Corporate Folly and the Collapse of Queer Media
A recent boom and bust cycle provides a lesson in why LGBTQIA+ media should be owned by LGBTQIA+ people.
June 5, 2020Q+A: Dan Feidt, Co-Founder of Unicorn Riot
A behind-the-scenes look at the nonprofit newsroom leading coverage of nationwide protests.