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.