Incoming Transmission #5: A Podcast for Freelancers & Independent Workers out there

For all freelancers out there, I wanted to highly recommend this podcast from the talented folks at Relay.fm/1 A quick pitch: David Sparks and Jason Snell spent their careers working for the establishment. Then one day, they’d had enough. Now they are independent workers, learning what it takes to succeed in the 21st century. They …

“Hate speech on Twitter reportedly steered Disney away from buying the company”

The trolls who take a toll on their fellow Twitter users with alarming regularity have finally taken a toll on Twitter itself. Bloomberg reports that the Walt Disney Co. ditched a potential acquisition of the social-media platform, in part because it did not want the family-friendly Disney brand to be associated with the hate speech… On …

U.S. journalist faces charges for covering a protest ↦

“Here’s a story about a prosecutor in North Dakota charging a journalist with ‘participating in a riot’ because he was unhappy with her coverage of that event.” An infamous quote from George Orwell comes to mind:  “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” [Source]