Upside Chronicles’ mission
The story behind the story
Media is a tough and expensive game.
Most of the people dedicating their time to Upside Chronicles are from various corners of the media ecosystem. From that experience, we have a collective understanding of how the mechanics work. We are donating our time and skillsets to explore stories behind the new cycle with the goal of adding dimension worth considering to the record.
As we know all too well from our own experiences, quality journalism doesn’t pay. But that doesn’t mean it has no value. In fact, we’d say the cost of a world free of muckrakers is simply too high to consider.
Upside Chronicles presents: Life Chronicles
Work in progress
Culture and opinions
If you have any questions or corrections about the content published on Upside Chronicles, please feel free to reach out to our editorial team at [email protected]. Please be advised that most of the team working on this project do so as a passion project, so it may take up to two weeks to get back to you based on volume and flow.
If you are interested in contributing to Upside Chronicles, please email our editorial team at [email protected].
Presently, we are not funded and consequently, cannot offer pay. We can however, offer custom graphics to enrich your content, a byline, and an author page. Pen names and anonymity are also okay in our book.
We hope to be able to offer financial compensation for contributions in the near future.
Tanja Fijalkowski is an award-winning editor and writer. She attended University of California, San Diego where she majored in Literature and Writing.
She spent several years as a small business insurance underwriter before she transitioned into print publishing. She was hired by Printers Row Publishing Group where she worked on licensing deals with entertainment brands including Disney, Warner Brothers, and Blizzard Activision. She was the lead editor for Strange Crime, part of the publisher’s Strange Series which won 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Winner – 2018 BRONZE Winner for Humor (Adult Nonfiction), and was Amazon Editor Chris Schulp’s pick for top true crime books.
Tanja later joined the 101 Network where she launched History 101, the first of a collectively branded network of sites. Within one year, the site was seeing millions of visitors per day, the social following had reached 300,000, and the network had launched an additional three 101 sites.
Presently, Tanja works as a freelancer writer on topics related to business finance, real estate, cryptocurrency, and start ups.
Jack Tazman is a regular contributor to Upside Chronicles.
He is a Baltimore, Maryland native. He attended Washington University where he studied political science and economics. Since then, he worked as a ghostwriter for various national news organizations specializing in politics and policy. He now resides in New York City as a freelance writer and business consultant.