The Disapproval Matrix, a tool I created for parsing criticism
Shine Theory by yours truly and Aminatou Sow
Horizontal Loyalty by Robert Krulwich
Scenius by Austin Kleon (via Brian Eno)
RESOURCES FOR FREELANCING
The Longform Podcast features hour-long in-depth interviews with writers and editors. I really wish it had been around when I was starting my career.
Kill Fee is a podcast hosted by Jason Fagone about freelance writing, with a focus on money and time management and other practical stuff.
Why Is This So Good is a recurring feature at Nieman Storyboard where journalists dissect excellent pieces and explain why they work so well.
Who Pays Writers?, a crowdsourced database of freelance rates.
The best outlets to pitch, according to two dozen freelance journalists
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living is a book edited by Manjula Martin. three cents is Martin's email newsletter about creative work, money, and love.
ARTICLES I RECOMMEND
What writers really do when they write by George Saunders. It's about fiction but it's very relevant to nonfiction, too.
The First-Person Industrial Complex by Laura Bennett. How the internet encourages writers (especially entry-level ones, and women) to mine their personal lives for material.
Cash for Words: A Brief History of Writing for Money by Colin Dickey
The Financially Damaging Myth of No Effort by Rose Eveleth
An Open Letter to Fellow Minority Journalists by Jay Caspian Kang
Online, Everything Is Alternative Media by John Herrman
Marketplace doesn’t “believe in the view from nowhere,” but still fired a reporter over a blog post. A cautionary tale.
The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur by William Deresewicz