Will Pollocksideways is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist and author of two books (the award-wining Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.

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.


Obsessed with good storytelling and journalistic excellence, Will uses snark, humor and reason to distill dumb shit and make it fun. He is a seeker/maker of non-consensus news, and cures his crankies by finding the nut in every story.

CrankyYank main news blog publishes Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m., and will increase single-issue articles and pieces from guest bloggers in the future. 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 duty—and you need help from an experienced journalist to get word out—please review Will’s secure contact options.

pfg_coverfinal1As 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.

LTcoverHave a lead on a juicy story? Speak! Pitch stories on Twitter (@bywillpollock) by clicking here.

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“I’m a comedian… and in my spare time things bother me.” — Garry Shandling


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