The Brick House in the news

A Media Pioneer Tries Again With a New Journalism CooperativeBen Smith, The New York Times, Aug. 25, 2020

“Brick House includes some existing publications, among them the “alt-global” online magazine edited by Ms. Bustillos, Popula, and the investigative news site Sludge. It will add a comics site, Awry; a site focused on faith and spirituality, Preachy; and the Africa-centric OlongoAfrica, among others.”

My Life in the Media MachineTom Scocca in The Nation, Sept. 21, 2020

“People still wanted to read the writing, but the circulatory system of money that had made the writing possible was punctured and bleeding out, and draining into Silicon Valley.”

Introducing the Brick House: The wolf-proof media cooperativeMaria Bustillos in CJRAug. 25, 2020

“But journalism isn’t a zero-sum game to be won; it’s a public trust. A community of journalists looking out for each other, committed to the strength and vigor of the profession before their own individual careers, will be stronger in every way—better at producing stories that matter, better in business, better at serving the public.”

Joe Weisenthal’s Odd Lots podcast – guest Maria Bustillos on the background and genesis of The Brick House, September 24, 2020

“We’ve put together this novel business model… we’ve got to make something that can’t just be blown down by outside forces.”

Support the Brick House Cooperative!Current Affairs PodcastSept. 21, 2020

“Nathan and Allegra speak to Maria Bustillos and Jason Adam Katzenstein about their plans for this fantastic new project and what YOU can do to help!”

Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory DoctorowSept. 22, 2020

“The co-op promises to be structured with ‘no owners, no executives, and no investors, only cooperative members holding shares in common; shares can’t be sold or transferred.'”

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