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Will Medium replace the op-ed page? It’s not there yet, but its simple pitch resonates

Washington Post

Medium is growing quickly as a way for journalists and politicians alike to publish their messages, and Elise Viebeck writes about its potential to replace the traditional op-ed page. The format of Medium encourages conversation, but Viebeck says its lack of editorial direction “can give the impression that Medium is a dustbin for stories that would not be published elsewhere.” Matt Higginson, who works in politics, government and advocacy at Medium, says: “Maybe it sounds naive, but I hope we can get to a place where words matter a little bit more and authenticity is valued. It’s not something to try and fake but it’s something to try and be.”

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