Some of these new fonts are in the form of series. A good example is Lauren Floyd, who regularly follows Joe Biden’s promise to Black America.
Just one example of Lauren Floyd’s ongoing series
“So far, Biden’s presidency has given unexpected glimmers of hope, which has long been pitch black, particularly in terms of diversity and political attempts to improve upward mobility in black communities. His recently announced court nominations and health plans give two more signals of brighter days. And the president’s employment plan, which would allocate $ 2 trillion to repair infrastructure and create union jobs, is another cause for renewed hope. “
Other writers have taken time out to celebrate individuals and subjects, and make their personal observations on events that have changed America more than most people may believe. For example, here’s Gabe Ortiz who remembers Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.
Gabe Ortiz’s article recalls the life of Selena
“I often wonder who Selena would be today. Not who we I think it would be, but who she would have chosen to be. Could she have made the decision? it’s common knowledge that Abraham urged young Selena and her siblings to perform, and they weren’t too crazy about Tejano at first. W.Could it branch out further into its own? Would she have explored multiple genres of music like another Mexican-American icon, Linda Ronstadt? Or would she have given up everything and taken a break? “
The expanded original cover covers a variety of subjects, including some on subjects large enough to pose an existential threat or small enough to fit in a drawer. Or both, like Laura Clawson’s multi-part article on the threat posed by plastics.
Laura Clawson’s article on the single-use plastic threat
“Restaurant take-out containers are by no means the only problem with litter distribution and, like most environmental problems, they have no individual solutions. With takeaway food and other consumer choices, we can try to make the best environmental choices, but in the end it is only so much up to us. We need policy responses that will help not only individuals but also small businesses do the right thing.
The numbers are huge: 100 billion plastic bags are used in the US every year, only 1% of which is recycled. “
Some of the new original materials may not look exactly what you expect. You might not even meet them directly on Daily Kos. For example, Walter Einenkel was busy creating a series of YouTube video explanations to help people get started with the Daily Kos community.
And perhaps the most visible new content is Markos Moulitsas and Kerry Eleveld, who team up for The Brief video series. Produced by Walter and content strategist Cara Zelaya, the show (also available as a podcast) features a cast of frequent visitors and guests who provide insights into many of the same stories that appear on the front page of Daily Kos.
This is far from an exhaustive list. It doesn’t affect the amazingly good articles coming to Daily Kos through Prisma. And if you haven’t seen so many regular articles by Jessica Sutherland, it’s why she’s busy editing for a diverse group of community contributors who get even more front-page votes, especially on weekends.
All of this is just a hint of something you should expect more frequently in the coming weeks: original coverage of Daily Kos, benefiting from passionate staff, many of whom have extensive journalistic backgrounds.