Shawn White Congrats on launching The Synapse. Maybe sustainability of these larger publications should “borrow” from traditional academic journal where editorial boards, reviewers, and authors are curated, collected, and appointed.
Our goal among the literacy researchers I hang out with is to create a openly peer reviewed journal on Medium.
Maybe we could do the same for the Synapse (which has a general education role).
I would be willing to serve as an interim owner/editor possibly for the next year with the goal of getting a team to share the load. For academics we have to write. I want us to write in places where we own our stories.
I also want to open up the conversations to real people and teachers and not just academics. The Editors @ The Synapse is a perfect platform for an effort such as this. Drop me an email if you want.