Purposely Awakened accepts editorial pieces from writers who have a voice and want their voice to be heard. Our editorial pieces are the opinions of the writer; therefore, they may or may not reflect how the staff of Purposely Awakened may feel.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!
Social media is key to promoting the posts on my website.
I really do think we’re going through a period of concentration of ownership of media, and we’re starting to see the effects at the review level, and it’s all bad. This increased pressure for profits every quarter, smaller news hole, less coverage of important stuff – the extent that it’s become one giant infotainment industry.
We need to separate marketing messages from content. We need to enforce a clear line between ‘opinion’ and ‘advertising.’