Will Pollock is a perpetually cranky New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist and author of two books (award-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit, and the forthcoming Gentle with Gertie, his first children’s book).
In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.
IDEAS, NOT IDEOLOGY. SASS WITH CLASS. REPORTING WITH RAPPORT. EVIDENCE WITH A TOUCH OF EVIL. YOU GET THE IDEA.
Obsessed with good storytelling and journalistic excellence, Will uses snark, humor and reason to distill dumb sh*t and make it fun. He is a seeker/maker of non-consensus news, and helps readers cure their crankies by finding the nut in every story and making them fun.
— SoBlue🐀 (@DogwoodDaughter) March 6, 2022
CrankyYank is an online magazine and investigative blog that publishes single-issue pieces, reviews and pieces from guest bloggers. CY, launched in 2015 as multi-topic news blog, pivoted to topic-specific posts as way to do deep-dives on important topics. Will also writes exclusive-to-Twitter investigative threads, like this one about Trump’s mob trying to steal ballots in Pennsylvania. If you’re on Bird App make sure you click “follow“.
BREAKING: tRUmp mafia wants to steal ballots in Cumberland County Pa.
[ VERY MESSED UP THREAD ]
— Will's Media Reform School #DoBetter ⚖️ 🌻 (@bywillpollock) October 30, 2020
If you have something important to say and would like to be a CY guest blogger, please reach out. If you’re a whistleblower or former/active government worker—and you need help from an experienced journalist to get word out—please review Will’s secure contact options. Your voice matters and could very well change the course of history.
As for-profit media and news outlets continue to fail us, it’s more important than ever to find reliable sources. Authentic storytelling exists—you just have to look for it. On this blog you’ll get ideas, not ideology. Sass with class. Reporting with rapport. Evidence with a touch of evil. You get the idea.
So… jump on the train. You might fall off the first few times, but once you’re on you’ll have the ride of your life.
As journalism analyst I’m available anytime for live-hits on news outlets or to write opinion pieces. Please contact me for more. And as a freelance writer I’m also available for hire! Clip file is here.
Disclaimer: CrankyYank and personal tweets have nothing to do with the work I do through Stone Four Media & Studios; any RTs or opinions are not associated with SFM or its affiliates. [twitter fine print is here]