Media Coordinator Update, 08/06/10

Dear readers,

In theory, this update is always supposed to be a short note, and I’m going to try really hard to keep it that way this week. I’m dealing with some personal medical issues, but the work is still getting done.

– This week, I made 2,299 discrete submissions of C4SS commentaries to 1,663 newspapers. Both of those numbers should continue to rise. my US newspaper list is nearly done and then I’ll get started on Europe. I’ve also doubled my “email send” capacity so that I don’t find myself with stuff to send and no ability to send it.

– I’m aware of at least two C4SS pieces which achieved external media publication this week. The St. Joseph, Missouri Telegraph picked up Kevin Carson’s “‘Free Enterprise is not Free Enterprise,” and the Portland, Oregon Skanner published his “In Praise of Bad Attitudes.”

– Google News? Meh. We’re not dying out there, but more content isn’t translating into more search results, either. I’m obviously going to have to research their selection algorithm to get the Center more “face time.”

– Remember that exclusive I mentioned last week, the one we never heard back on? We eventually did hear back — and it was accepted for publication by a major US newspaper. Now we’re waiting on that paper’s release forms and such. We submitted two other exclusives this week, both to top US newspapers (by both reputation and circulation); one was politely rejected, one we’ve yet to hear back on. We’re just getting started with the “exclusives” thing, but I think we’re going to make progress there.

And that’s the update. Due to the aforementioned medical issues, I’ll probably be in and out of “the office” in the coming week (worst-case scenario, “the office” moves to a hospital bed for a few days), but I’ll do my best to keep up with directing the flow of great commentary C4SS’s writers are producing into the “mainstream media.”

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

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