- President Obama chose Medium to publish an op-ed about technology and millennials. The White House also began publishing reports and updates here.
Why I’m Betting on You to Help Shape the New American Economy
History has dubbed you the “Millennials.”
The White House
The official Medium channel of the White House. Notes may be archived: http://wh.gov/privacy.
- On the other end of the spectrum, Mitt Romney published a love letter to his wife, Ann, on the occasion of the opening of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases.
You’ve come a long way. It’s been over fifteen years since we sat in the first neurologist’s waiting room, looking at…
- Malala Yousafzai wrote about receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Jamie Oliver published a transcription of his popular TED talk about teaching children about food, while comedian Sara Schaefer published a commencement speech she delivered.
Teach every child about food
Sadly, in the next 18 minutes when I do our chat, four Americans that are alive will be dead
- There were lots of posts about GamerGate, including one by actress Felicia Day and one by former NFL player Chris Kluwe. Sports publication The Cauldron, which published Kluwe’s piece, ran pieces about football and violence, one by another former NFL player, Carl Banks, and another by Searching for Bobby Fischer author Fred Waitzkin.
The Only Thing I Have to Say About GamerGate
I had a day off this weekend from shooting Supernatural, and I was walking around downtown Vancouver on Saturday…
Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off
Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s tired of the misogyny in today’s…
Forget who’s “black enough,” it’s time to acknowledge what we really mean when we talk about the NFL, violence and race…
Fallen Football Heroes, ISIS, And A Young Woman in the Park
When our sporting passion hits far too close to the worst of reality.
- Journalist Greg Lindsay published an adaptation of his talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival, about how to engineer for serendipity. The Feast, a conference in New York, launched its own collection.
I’d like to tell the story of a paradox: How do we bring the right people to the right place at the right time to…
The Feast 2014
Thinkers and doers working side-by-side to drive forward brilliant solutions across industries. We'll share and apply…
- Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari wrote about the poverty and hunger crisis of small farmers.
Global Taste and Empty Stomachs
Hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers live in poverty, but reform is on the horizon
- Popular vlogger Hank Green (brother of John) started blogging about tech.
- Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World, conducted a conversation about education with fellow author Elizabeth Green.
The Smartest Teachers in the World
Authors Amanda Ripley and Elizabeth Green talk about the secrets of world-class learning
- CNN commentator Sally Kohn wrote about having compassion for people of other political persuasions. Also in TheLi.st’s collection, Rachel Sklar announced that she is 41, single, and pregnant.
Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Hating And Love Conservatives
“You know your secret weapon?” Fox News host Sean Hannity once asked me.
TheLi.st @ Medium
Allies play an important role in furthering LGBT equality and creating a more inclusive culture To state the obvious, a…
- Warby Parker general counsel Anjali Kumar chronicled the beginning of her spiritual journey, “from Google to God.”
From Google to God
One woman’s spiritual adventure…to answer questions whose answers can’t be found online
- The Gates Foundation’s Emily Dalton Smith wrote about children and technology.
- BJ Novak wrote a teaser for his interview at Medium as part of our author series, Foreword (stay tuned for more on that next month).
The Man Who Joined Medium
Once upon a time, a man already adept and addicted with regard to social media communication added a new social…
Non-profits, groups, and companies
- Non-profits have come onto Medium in force: Check out pieces by Amnesty International, Robin Hood, Brookings Institution, Malaria No More, KaBOOM!, Accion, EB Research Partnership, and Words After War.
Welcome to the official profile of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. Find out about our human…
FIGHT POVERTY LIKE A NEW YORKER. Follow #RHFunded to learn more about the 200+ NYC programs that Robin Hood supports.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids.…
We're a global nonprofit dedicated to building a world where everyone has access to the financial tools they need to…
Finding a Rare Disease ‘Potion’
When our son was born with an incurable genetic skin disorder, we cofounded a nonprofit with Eddie Vedder to lead the…
Words After War
Words After War is a literary nonprofit offering opportunities for veterans, their families and civilian supporters to…
- On the education front, David Carr’s Boston University journalism class created a collection of brief reported stories.
- And in companies, CrossFit published a piece about the only CF affiliate in Detroit.
- Kickstarter cofounder Perry Chen announced his new nonprofit, Dollar a Day.
Announcing Dollar a Day!
Dollar a Day is a simple new way for people to discover and support nonprofits that do great work.
- Journalism startup Blendle announced their funding by the New York Times and Axel Springer.
Authors, original pieces, and book excerpts
- Walter Isaacson published an adaptation from his new book, The Innovators, and explains why he used Medium to get feedback.
The Myth of the Lone Genius
How collaboration led to the digital revolution—and helped me write my book
- Steven Johnson created a collection devoted to excerpts of his latest New York Times bestseller, How We Got to Now.
- Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson published an excerpt from his new book, about adult jail sentences for children’s crimes.
- Simon & Schuster published a piece from Naomi Klein’s new book about climate change, This Changes Everything.
- Refe Tuma, whose viral post, “Welcome to Dinovember,” spawned a newly published book, wrote a step-by-step guide to bringing Dinovember into your own home.
- Matter continued to publish big, ambitious stories, like one by Sarah Topol, who went to Nigeria to get the untold story of six kidnapped schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram. Critic Liesl Schillinger debuted a new column on language. Matter published both “the Uber of gentleman companions,” by Julieanne Smolinski, and “Ubering while black,” by New York Times business writer Jenna Wortham. And their Sex Week featured a piece about the economics of being a professional escort.
“If we run and they kill us, so be it. But we have to run now.”
The kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls tell their story for the first time.
The Uber of Gentleman Companions
A new San Francisco startup promises “what women really want.” Which is, apparently, a model-hot guy to do their…
Ubering While Black
By Jenna Wortham ¶ The comedian Hannibal Buress has a bit in his act about trying to hail a cab in New York as a black…
Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money.
Escorts make $100 a hand job — but entrepreneurs like me? We make $5,000 a night. How I hacked the new economy of the…
- Former Wired journalist Steven Levy launched a new tech publication, Backchannel, in which he interviewed Google’s Eric Schmidt and co-author Jonathan Rosenberg about their new book, How Google Works; Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger shed light on the early days of the photo-sharing app; and Facebook product manager Josh Miller debuted their new conversation app, Rooms.
Why Instagram Worked
A co-founder looks back at how a stalled project turned into a historic success
- Cuepoint ran two excerpts about Prince: one by Sheila E., on meeting the artist, and another by Alan Light, about the making of Purple Rain.
The First Time I Met Prince, by Sheila E
We started as mutual fans, then became friends, collaborators and more. It didn’t hurt that he was beautiful to look at…
When “Purple Rain” Came Falling Down
At the apex of his success, Prince made a high-profile decision that damaged his reputation for years
- We launched a new photo collection, Vantage, edited by Keith Axline, and a collection that takes you Inside Medium. OutCast Agency’s Sara Blask commented on the latter.
When internal sausage-making becomes interesting news
I’ve been noticing an interesting trend the past few weeks of companies, including several news orgs, lifting the veil…
- Nib contributor Susie Cagle won an Online News Association award for Online Commentary for her piece on the new tech boom in San Francisco.
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