newsletters

Apr
12
How newsletters will inevitably change media and the power of journalists

How newsletters will inevitably change media and the power of journalists

Worrying about Substack is just a proxy for worrying about the business impact of losing star journalists to their own newsletters.
4 min read
Mar
31
Morning Conference: what the Unsplash sale and the Substack investment mean for you

Morning Conference: what the Unsplash sale and the Substack investment mean for you

Some swift analysis on the two big publishing deals of yesterday.
3 min read
Mar
18
How do we make independent publishing more diverse?

How do we make independent publishing more diverse?

Too many of the big names of independent newsletters are white, male and from predictable backgrounds. What's stopping more diverse voices succeeding?
7 min read
Dec
10
Why Substack's evolution is beginning to worry me

Why Substack's evolution is beginning to worry me

Is the newsletter platform a boon for independent journalism — or the beginnings of another attention gatekeeper that we'll all regret supporting?
4 min read
Nov
13
The two reasons why most newsletters will fail

The two reasons why most newsletters will fail

4 min read
Nov
12
17 years as a media artisan

17 years as a media artisan

Isabella Roughol has come up with the perfect name for what I’ve been doing for nearly two decades.
2 min read
Oct
29
Social & Digital coffee break: escaping the Facebook shadow

Social & Digital coffee break: escaping the Facebook shadow

It’s not really a surprise that Facebook can’t be trusted — but are we really taking the steps we need to end our additions to it? This, and many other useful topics in today’s digest.
7 min read
Oct
13
Understanding Editorial Newsletters: a brief guide

Understanding Editorial Newsletters: a brief guide

The hype around the "star journalist" newsletter is in danger of obscuring a deeper and more important truth about the role of newsletters in journalism.
6 min read
Sep
23
Casey Newton's shift to Substack shows how newsletters are changing

Casey Newton's shift to Substack shows how newsletters are changing

On the day he breaks another major Facebook story, Verge tech editor Casey Newton jumps ship for the Substack way
4 min read
Sep
09
Cancel Culture afterlife: Glinner and Substack

Cancel Culture afterlife: Glinner and Substack

5 min read