We were reminded Sunday of the twin facts that make Truthdig possible. One, we have great writers like Chris Hedges, who can bring a capacity crowd to its feet while quoting Herman Melville. (The man is truly a great public intellectual.) We also have the best readers, listeners and donors in the business. Smart, informed and willing to pay a little bit to get in on a decent conversation.
Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman speaks extensively about the origins of Truthdig in the new issue of Live Encounters magazine. It’s a personal recollection of how she started working with Robert Scheer, why the site is meant to be different and how advertising affects the online news business.
For the last five years, a tall blond intellectual has roamed our secret base of operations, touching virtually every item you read here and making them all better. Kasia Anderson left us Monday, and we will miss her.
We’ve been nominated for the 2010 Webby Awards in both the political site and political blog categories (and we’re in great company). Big thanks from the staff to all our readers, donors, writers and commenters who made it possible. Take a bow and then take a minute to vote for us here and here—because your voice matters!