Christopher Mims isn’t your typical Tier 1 columnist. Chris reports his theses. Coming from a science background, he surrounds his opinions with lots of evidence — much of it empirical. Given the challenges associated with pitching someone like Chris, it might be best to think of him as a proxy for all of “Tier 1.”
In trendy and media trade media at least, the Substack-as-new-model-for-journalism story seems to have already come and gone. Yet there’s so much more left to tell. Perhaps the Substack story’s next phase is best told inside out, through the eyes of a newly self-minted author — such as James Ledbetter.
You’ll struggle to find a better wordsmith than SC Media senior staff writer Derek B. Johnson. SC’s most recent reportorial hire writes clearly and fluidly, with voice, just as he did previously at Federal Computer Week. Security-minded PR pros might say, “Awesome! Will he cover my client?”
Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken sheds light on newsgathering at physical and virtual events, and changes in FC edit coverage brought on by Covid and other factors. Interview was conducted July 2020.
Like us all, The Information's Kevin McLaughlin is trying to cope with Covid's impact on his daily routine. The veteran newsgatherer misses face-to-face interactions with his colleagues. He too has his views on the value of virtual events.
Barron's associate editor Eric Savitz weighs in on virtual events -- those from Barron's and others -- and what it might take for them to succeed. One thing is for sure, Eric says: "People are trying to make them work."
Timothy Prickett Morgan, editor of The Next Platform, discusses his views of virtual events, why editors mingle in the first place, and how to get his attention in the era of Covid. Interview was conducted July 2020.
If it wasn’t before, Fast Company’s Work Life section became perfectly positioned when legions of readers began working where they lived and living where they worked. “I will say what our editor-in-chief, Stephanie Mehta, has said about Work Life, which is, it’s table stakes for us,” says deputy editor Kathleen (Kate) Davis.