Why I won’t blog on vacation

Work in Progress is going on holiday. I mean it.

On Sunday, I’m going to take my little one and travel 8,000 miles to my hometown in Japan. My mom has advanced cancer, and my pop is old, so my three siblings and I—none of whom live in the country anymore—take turns making the international house calls. For two weeks, I’ll trade …

Why don’t journalists get residuals?

Albert Kim makes this argument better than I could in the Huffington Post yesterday:

As a writer who’s worked both in Hollywood and journalism, it’s clear to me that the arguments used to justify residuals in one field could certainly apply in the other. Newspaper and magazine reporters produce stories and the companies that employ them …