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#005 - Data journalist Walt Hickey's 3 commandments: write every day, deliver via email, charge

#004 – Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi discusses the state of the media, his serial Substack novel, and the furor that almost brought him down

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#002 – How Ann Friedman built a career as an independent journalist

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