C4SS Media Coordinator Update, 02/25/11

Dear C4SS Supporters,

The good news: We’re back into double digits for “detected mainstream media pickups” this week.

The not as good, but not exactly bad news: Most of the “pickups” I’ve got to show you aren’t from this week, but are ones I missed before. The search engine crawl cycle, the tendency of some papers to run older pieces later, and the continuous but slow evolution of my technique for finding them, all came together today in a marathon session of punching key phrases from C4SS commentaries (back to January 1st) into Google.

A bit of punctuated equilibrium in that evolving technique: My usual search habit has been to hit Google News and Google proper every 24 hours, looking back for mentions of C4SS and the names of C4SS writers. I’m going to continue doing that, but from here on out I’m also setting up a perpetual Google “alert” for one or more key phrases in each C4SS commentary. Hopefully this will reduce the number of “pickups” that sneak past me and only pop up later, if ever, on my radar.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got for you, new and older but recently discovered:

  • Kevin Carson’s “In Egypt, as Everywhere, Anarchy is Order,” ran in the print edition of the Union, South Carolina Daily Times on Feb. 19 (no web edition — publication was confirmed by phone); Seoul, Republic of Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo on Feb. 21; the Baltic Review (published in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Germany) on Feb. 18; and the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Nation (as the unfortunately titled “Anarchy must not be the order”) on Feb. 19.
  • Kevin’s “Egypt: Let the Looting Begin!” ran as “Let the Egyptian Looting Begin” in the Yorkton, Saskatchewan News on Feb. 10.
  • David D’Amato’s “The ‘Reform’ of Kings and Masters” ran in Sagittarius News & Style Magazine (a sister publication of Baltic Review, with similar four-nation distribution) on Feb. 2; in the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Nation, as “Reforming the Kings,” on Feb. 11; and on an unknown date in February in Dimapur, India’s Morung Express.
  • David’s “The People’s Republic of Crony Capitalism” ran in the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age on Jan. 25.
  • Darian Worden’s “Somalia: New Players, Same Problems” ran in the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Nation on Feb. 11.
  • Darian’s “Wikileaks: Making Things Harder for Hillary” ran (as “A hard option for Hillary”) in the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Nation on Feb. 22.

So, 11 pickups on three continents.

This week, I have submitted 11,099 C4SS commentaries to 2,777 publications.

Have a great weekend!

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

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