Medium In April 2017, Medium editors hired a small group of the site's most popular writers to debut a series of paywalled original content. I was selected as part of this group. My first paid Medium piece was an exclusive expose on a potentially world-changing company called Urbit and its controversial founder. Before that, Medium provided a great platform for my independent work. Here are some highlights: A producer made an Adam Curtis-style video featuring me reading one of my recent popular Medium pieces. In February 2017, my Medium pieces garnered over half a million views. One of them was listed as the third most read on the site, another was chosen as a Medium staff pick, and I was honored by Medium as a top writer in both Politics and Entrepreneurship subcategories.