THE JOURNALIST-OWNED COOPERATIVE
Each Friday, the folks at Preachy will offer you something of a reflection for your weekend. This Friday, we present our re-casting of Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies cards. We call our version Opaque Strategies. Here is Opaque Strategy number eight:
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is a journalist and critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s, the Times Literary Supplement, ESPN, Bloomberg, VICE, Gawker, The Awl, and elsewhere. She writes the public editor column for MSNBC at the Columbia Journalism Review.
is an associate professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), and the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013). She’s also the politics editor at The Grio, a columnist for The Amsterdam News and a political commentator on MSNBC and NY1.
is a writer and artist. She is the author of the true-crime memoir Mean, a New York Times editors’ choice, ranked by O, the Oprah Magazine as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Paris Review, time.com, and 4Columns. She has shown art in galleries, museums, and community centers.
is a founding editor of New Bloom, an online magazine covering activism and youth politics in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific, founded in Taiwan in 2014 in the wake of the Sunflower Movement. He is a translator and journalist writing on social movements and politics.
is the publisher of the Texas Observer. He is the founding publisher of nonprofit local daily the Austin Monitor. His work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post’s Express, the Boston Herald, Boston’s Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer. He’s also served as the Washington City Paper’s City Lights Editor and as the co-founding editor of Unfit Times.
is a cartoonist and comedy writer for the New Yorker and Current Affairs. He is the illustrator of the graphic novel series Camp Midnight for Image Comics and the writer and illustrator of the autobiographical graphic novel Everything is an Emergency for HarperCollins.
is a filmmaker and journalist living on the isle of Manhatta. She has written and produced video content for the Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, the New York Press, and Vice.
is a co-founder of Sludge, an investigative newsroom on systemic corruption, and was director of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a nonprofit organization that built open-source technology for civic engagement.
is the politics editor at Slate. He is a former editor of Gawker and Deadspin, and began his career at Baltimore City Paper and the New York Observer. He is the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.
is an investigative journalist who focuses on special interests’ efforts to influence politicians and shape public policy. He analyzed campaign contributions at MapLight and was the editor of OpenCongress.
is the senior editor for opinion at the Daily Beast. He writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News, is a visiting fellow at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and teaches at the New School’s Journalism + Design program. His long career in journalism includes stints at the New York Sun, the New York Press, the Village Voice, and Politico. He is co-author (with his father Fred Siegel) of The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life.
is a writer and editor living in Austin, Texas. Sunny has worked as an archivist, a bookseller, and a city reporter, and is presently digital editor of the Texas Observer and co-founding editor of Preachy. Sunny writes to spread tenderness.
is a Nigerian writer, editor and linguist. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published by Wisdom’s Bottom Press, Oxford, in 2018. His work has appeared in African Writer, Aké Review, Brittle Paper, the International Literary Quarterly, Enkare Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, PEN Transmissions, Jalada, Popula, Saraba Magazine, the Guardian, and ThisisAfrica, among others. He’s currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library in London and was a Fulbright Scholar to the US in 2009.