Media Coordinator Update, 07/30/10

Dear C4SS supporters,

Here’s how things are looking this week:

  • This week, at least 1,326 newspaper editors received at least 2,192 discrete submissions of C4SS commentary for publication.
  • Why the “at least?” Because my media lists are constantly expanding (as I add papers) and contracting (as I cull bad addresses or remove papers at their request). The expansions are much larger than the contractions. As of this instant, I’ve got 1,402 US newspapers, 333 Canadian newspapers, and various smaller numbers of newspapers by country in my lists. Building lists alphabetically by state, I am working on the letter “O,” but jumped ahead earlier this week to work on Texas because a C4SS article specifically referenced a Texas politician. Anyway, the first number above is based on the number of publications I had on my lists at the beginning of the week, while the second number is based on actual email “sends.”
  • Our Google News mentions continue to decline. As I continue to watch that, my theory is that Google News has been cutting back toward a two-week, rather than 30-day, index. We now have only eight stories indexed at Google News, but they are our most recent ones. We return front-page C4SS results for “anarchism,” “anarchist” and “anarchists,” but not “anarchy.” Most of our Google News indexes are to AlterNet reprints — and the good news there is that our reprints seem to be spending more and more time on the site’s front page.
  • The Internet’s most popular non-interventionist site, AntiWar.Com, has linked to C4SS commentaries at least twice this week, sending numerous (presumably new) visitor’s to the Center’s web site. Infoshop News continues to reprint C4SS material, particularly Kevin Carson’s “free market anti-capitalism” commentaries.
  • Actual newspaper reprints? Haven’t seen any this week. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been any (and I haven’t seen this week’s St. Joseph, Missouri Telegraph, which frequently uses C4SS material, yet), but I won’t make up good news for you — instead, I’ll just keep plugging.
  • We’ve started making “exclusive” submissions of C4SS content to papers which insist on that approach. When we do that, we hold off on publishing under Creative Commons here at the site until we get a yes, a no, or decide that we’re not going to get an answer. No takers yet, but at least one encouraging reply.
  • On the radio, television and Internet front, a few things to report. I guested on Internet TV show “OverGround Railroad” earlier this week; Brad Spangler, myself and possibly other Center personnel will guest on “Anarchy Time” this Sunday. C4SS web administrator Mike Gogulski is popping up all over the place. He’s flogging the effort to support Afghan video “leaker” PFC Bradley Manning rather than appearing on the Center’s behalf, but we’re happy to have him out there making noise nonetheless. Rather than directly linking these appearances and having to come back to replace “calendar” links with “archive” links, I’m just going to point you to the Center’s Media Appearances archive. There, you can always see what we’re doing or about to do, as well as what we’ve done.

And that’s this week’s media update. Have a great weekend!

Yours in liberty,
Tom Knapp
Media Coordinator
Center for a Stateless Society

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