Why Medium Failed to Disrupt the Media – Bloomberg View

  Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, spent five years building Medium into one of the slickest publishing platforms on the web. Yet he found himself in traditional-publishing purgatory on Wednesday, cutting 50 employees and searching for a new business model. There could be no better proof that delivery methods matter little and content is king. […]

The Truth About the Biggest U.S. Sex Trafficking Story of the Year – Reason.com

PART ONE: ‘This Is What Human Trafficking Looks Like’ With the death of his mother last summer, Sigurds Zitars, a retired accountant, was the only family member left in University Place, Washington. Since 2006 “Sig” had been the clan’s caregiver, after his mother developed dementia and his father and sister both took ill. In January, […]