Check Us Out on Beacon

Hey Readers,

We have joined the party over at Beacon, the new journalism platform that is taking the internet by storm. Conceived as “Netflix for news“, Beacon is a subscription based service that gives you access to a ton of great international coverage. If you’ve ever bemoaned the “rape and lions” focus of mainstream media coverage of Africa, or wondered why you’ve seen the same three stories on Afghanistan over and over for the last decade, please consider supporting the work of the many awesome foreign correspondents writing for Beacon.

We’re excited to be a part of this new project. If it takes off, the subscription revenue will help us to do more original reporting from more far-flung places, thus allowing you to make friends and influence people by dropping ever-more-esoteric facts into your everyday conversations. (That’s what you’re supposed to do to impress people, right? Guys?)

At the moment, the way it works is that you subscribe to a specific writer, who gets a portion of your subscription revenue. But YOU get access to all of the site’s content, from all of its writers. We’re told that soon you’ll have the option of supporting more than one of us with a single subscription, but in the meantime, if you want to subscribe and are struggling to decide which of us to support, just flip a coin or something. We’re best friends. We’ll work it out.

If you’re interested in checking it out there’s a two-week FREE trial subscription.

Kate’s covering mass atrocities and international justice here:

And Amanda’s on the women’s rights beat here:

Did we mention the part about the two-week trial being FREE?

Amanda and Kate


  1. Curse you both. I just wasted WAY too much time on Beacon. It’s so seductive to just click those links…

    Oh, and sorry Kate — please forgive me but I signed up for Amanda…

    Good luck to both of you.

  2. An interesting model for getting readers to pay for your words, WITHOUT ADS! I’ll see if in the next two weeks I can get hooked enough to want to stay on.

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