Do you ever consider articles that are not behind the paywall?

It seems to me that the so-called “best” stories selected by Medium editors are always ones that are behind the paywall. Is that perception correct?

If you see a great story on Topic A that is not behind the paywall will it ever be an editor’s choice or are you required by Medium’s rules to ONLY promote stories that are behind the paywall?

If so, for reasons I listed in an article I published on this issue, I think that is a terrible mistake both for Medium and for readers and writers.

Please contact me as I would love to have a larger discussion about whether or not there is an official or unofficial bias against stories that are free for everyone to read.

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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