Spot-On’s Editorial History
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:
Christopher Albritton, writing from the Middle East
Matthew Holt, writing about health care politics and policy
Gopika Kaul, writing from Delhi
Deborah Klosky, writing from Valencia, Spain
Jeanne Jackson, writing about raising kids – and dogs
Nicole Martinelli, writing form Milan
PJ Rodriguez, writing about music and pop culture
Michael Spinney, writing about privacy and politics
Scott Olin Schmidt, writing about politics from Los Angeles
Kevin Weeks, writing about the politics of food (with recipes)
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.