By Dee McLachlan
This is Gumshoe’s 700th article. Unbelievable! And there are more than 9,100 comments! With all of that activity, this alternative news channel has been biting at the ankles of the mainstream media. And creating a community — which is a joy.
I am sorry to announce, though, that Gumshoe will have an 8-week slowdown, starting Monday 16 May 2016. I will be making a movie in NSW with many film workers in my care, so will need to concentrate 16 hours a day. The slow-down is no indication that we are being “slowed” down. We have not been censored.
Gumshoe’s assistant editor (the much-loved “Al Haig”) says she is not technologically fit to stand in as editor, and would be likely to make such “infelicities” that we would indeed get censored.
We will continue to publish the occasional pieces by Gumshoe’s various contributors — and we have been keen to enlist eager students of journalism to help us run this show in the long term. Please get in touch if that is you. The pay is an exciting coconut Magnum, and of course the chance to win a Walkley.
Apologies for the forthcoming hiatus — but the debt slave system has forced me into earning the rent and paying the new foreign owners of the utility companies to keep housed.
I am hoping that in the second half of the year, Gumshoe will be able to ramp up its efforts — bringing cutting-edge news, and fresh ways to expose the wrongdoing of the mainstream media. It is my hope that we can monetize the site and find backers, so that our efforts can be expanded.
But stay tuned. And thank you all for being an extraordinary lot — and contributing knowledge and effort, in our attempts at making for a better world.