Thank you, Dan Rather

Thanks to Memogate, this has been the best week of my free-lancing career. I sold the same CBS vs. Pajama Guys column to the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And I have a different but similar column on trusting journalists in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I was upfront with the editors about my desire to sell the same work multiple times, and they were kind enough to go along.

I’ve had trouble selling education columns which deal with important issues that readers may not hear about otherwise. But selling a version of the same column 30 or 40 other people are writing proved to be easy. I guess I should hop on more bandwagons, if I want to make money.

Hey, Lucianne.com has links to the Chronicle and Inquirer columns.

A 64-year-old Jewish woman in Miami e-mailed: “The Internet will metaphorically be the mother with a million eyes in the back of her head.”

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    It takes three shots to get in to comments, but you are worth it. Congratulations on the sales. With the new parcel tax coming in, that may just keep you from having to move to Clear Lake. I still want to read you in the Daily and the Sacramento Union. Have you solicited either of them?
    I just don’t want to see you in Lyton Square with a sign “Will blog for donuts.”

  2. It’s a shame there’s such little demand for serious education commentary in the media now, but congratulations for being able to adapt in the meantime!

  3. “the best week of my free-lancing career”

    Congratulations! Money is good, but getting your message out is better. With the NY Times Magazine in denial about non-Leftist blogs –

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=12824_They_Smile_In_Your_Face

    – three more articles can’t hurt. Hopefully such non-education columns can eventually lead to improved sales of your education columns.

  4. Sheesh. the registration process for your site is nearly impossible!!!!! No good deed goes unpunished.

    Anyway, here’s my comment your article in the Chronicle is the most accurate review of what actually happened! Thank you for putting it all together.

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