A brief update:
In September, I made 42,334 submissions of C4SS material to 2,597 publications worldwide.
For September I am currently aware of 44 media “pickups” of C4SS material … but that figure may be a little low.
For one thing, I’ve noticed some peculiarities in Google search results over the last couple of weeks. Pickups that I knew were there aren’t showing up; there may be pickups that I didn’t and don’t know are there missing as well.
Secondly, one day as I was searching for pickups I had a computer problem that ended with a shutdown between autosaves of my “pickup tracking file” and I still haven’t figured out what, if anything, got lost (partly because a piece may be published and/or picked up one month and detected/cataloged the following month … so I’m finding it hard to do an exacting audit).
The official count of pickups since we started tracking them back in 2010 is 1,938. Lately we’ve been averaging in the neighborhood of 50 per month. I am reasonably confident that we will make the 2,000 mark before the end of the year.
As always, thanks for your support for the Center!
Yours in liberty,
English-language Media Coordinator
Center for a Stateless Society