Simon Black

Simon Black

is creating articles about communications, politics, and media manipulation.

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patrons
Hello and thank you for considering becoming my patron!

My name is Simon and I am a writer who covers mass media and digital communications - particularly the techniques which are being used to manipulate and trick people.

I've been published across a range of mainstream publications including The GuardianHuffPo,  and News Ltd sites. I also publish regularly on both Medium and write my own column on an independent news site.

My passion is in looking at the ways we as individuals and a society are being manipulated by communication techniques and finding ways of highlighting, preventing, and disrupting this. 

Your pledge will help me to write more regular pieces as well as aiming to launch my own podcast and YouTube channel.

The eventual goal is to build this into a resource for everyone who wants to be better equipped to navigate and understand an increasingly crowded and manipulated media environment. 
 
My sincere thanks to potential and current patrons. You're helping me to try to hit back against distortions of facts, well-funded and intelligent exploitations, and our own cognitive biases.

I'm incredibly grateful.
Tiers
Valued Supporter
$1 or more per month

This level is a tips jar a coffee fund! But I do really really love coffee. For just $12 a year you will be helping me write more articles and you'll be the first to know about everything I've published.

Legendary supporters
$5 or more per month

Contributions from this level are being saved and used to travel to lectures and events and take courses to help me get better at writing and dissecting media manipulation. 


Once I am at a sustainable level I will also be paying a contractor to help me create a weekly podcast and YouTube videos. 


Collaborate with me
$10 or more per month

At this level I'll be letting you know what I plan on writing each week so you can discuss it with me. I intend on this being genuine collaboration and will also be asking for suggestions and feedback on pieces.


I will also be inviting you to a monthly video discussion group where we can talk about these issues.

King of the Patrons
$20 or more per month

In addition to my heartfelt gratitude at this level you'll get:


  • Links to allow you to access all my published pieces regardless of if they are paywalled.
  • Subscription to my weekly newsletter discussing communications, technology, politics, and media manipulation.
  • Access to my story and video ideas list so you can discuss them with me. 
  • Invitation to the monthly video discussion group.
  • Added to private WhatsApp group where you will be able to text with me and other members of the group. 
Hello and thank you for considering becoming my patron!

My name is Simon and I am a writer who covers mass media and digital communications - particularly the techniques which are being used to manipulate and trick people.

I've been published across a range of mainstream publications including The GuardianHuffPo,  and News Ltd sites. I also publish regularly on both Medium and write my own column on an independent news site.

My passion is in looking at the ways we as individuals and a society are being manipulated by communication techniques and finding ways of highlighting, preventing, and disrupting this. 

Your pledge will help me to write more regular pieces as well as aiming to launch my own podcast and YouTube channel.

The eventual goal is to build this into a resource for everyone who wants to be better equipped to navigate and understand an increasingly crowded and manipulated media environment. 
 
My sincere thanks to potential and current patrons. You're helping me to try to hit back against distortions of facts, well-funded and intelligent exploitations, and our own cognitive biases.

I'm incredibly grateful.

Recent posts by Simon Black

Tiers
Valued Supporter
$1 or more per month

This level is a tips jar a coffee fund! But I do really really love coffee. For just $12 a year you will be helping me write more articles and you'll be the first to know about everything I've published.

Legendary supporters
$5 or more per month

Contributions from this level are being saved and used to travel to lectures and events and take courses to help me get better at writing and dissecting media manipulation. 


Once I am at a sustainable level I will also be paying a contractor to help me create a weekly podcast and YouTube videos. 


Collaborate with me
$10 or more per month

At this level I'll be letting you know what I plan on writing each week so you can discuss it with me. I intend on this being genuine collaboration and will also be asking for suggestions and feedback on pieces.


I will also be inviting you to a monthly video discussion group where we can talk about these issues.

King of the Patrons
$20 or more per month

In addition to my heartfelt gratitude at this level you'll get:


  • Links to allow you to access all my published pieces regardless of if they are paywalled.
  • Subscription to my weekly newsletter discussing communications, technology, politics, and media manipulation.
  • Access to my story and video ideas list so you can discuss them with me. 
  • Invitation to the monthly video discussion group.
  • Added to private WhatsApp group where you will be able to text with me and other members of the group.