From 2006 to 2010, Spot-On Writers was an online editorial experiment featuring the work of various authors and journalists – some career professionals, some people new to public essay writing – from around the world. Started by journalist Chris Nolan, Writers.Spot-On was an attempt to see if what Nolan called “stand-alone journalism” – writers working outside of established news organizations – could survive on the web.
Short answer: it couldn’t.
But for a few years, the site hosted work from some pretty good writers. The Spot-On roll-call includes:
All of these folks gave generously of their time and energy and a selection of their work is available on the site today.
Spot-On has since become an online ad agency serving political, public. affairs and advocacy clients looking to place ads online.