Journalism & Ghostwriting

Below are representative journalism articles, op/eds, blogs and other thought-leadership that I published under my own byline, or ghostwrote on behalf of senior executives, which ran in leading mainstream business or industry-related news outlets.

Five PR Tools Every Writer Should Know About

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and we start to resume our usual activities, now may be the ideal time to review your current book publicity capabilities and look for new opportunities to keep both your book and role as an author and thought leader front and center. Aa thought leader essentially possesses expertise in one or more areas. For example, a poet heavily influenced by the works of Rita Dove or Nikki Giovanni can and should position themself as someone who can speak about Dove or G

The Benefits (and Limits) of Publishing with a University Press

If the "university press" moniker conjures the image of a stack of Ph.D. dissertations, the diversity of titles and well-known authors published under university press imprints should easily erase it: The Toni Morrison Book Club (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020); A Confederacy of Dunces (Louisiana State University Press, 1980); former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins' The Apple That Astonished Paris (University of Arkansas Press, 1988); and Karla FC Holloway's A Death in Harlem (Northwestern University Press, 2019), the first volume in a proposed #HarlemBooks fiction series. The list runs on, offering a rich mix of history, fiction, poetry, science, mystery, and humor--some books you may have read long ago, others you've never heard of--selected by members of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses), and not a dissertation or monograph in sight.

Proposed “Journalism Competition And Preservation Act” Deserves Our Support

A decade ago, print, digital, television, and radio news outlets employed approximately 114,000 journalists. That number fell below 86,000 last year, a drop of more than 25%, according to the nonpartisan Pew Center for Research. Newspaper advertising revenues in 2018, which combined with circulation revenues determine newspapers’ ability to make a profit, fell 13% in just 12 months to $14.3 billion.
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