Private Internet Access and Linux Journal set up $25,000 fund to reward experienced and aspiring writers

Posted on Jan 18, 2018 by PIA Team
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January 18, 2018 — Private Internet Access, the leading no-log VPN provider in the world, has established a $25k fund to jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism. PIA’s parent company, London Trust Media, acquired Linux Journal earlier this year when the magazine announced financial constraints were causing it to close its doors. London Trust Media’s management team explained the motivation behind the acquisition: “Many members of our team have been Linux Journal readers for years. Linux Journal needs to be there to chronicle our journey into a more open future.”

“London Trust Media didn’t merely rescue this ship we were ready to scuttle,” said long-time Linux Journal publisher Carlie Fairchild, “they’re making it seaworthy again and are committed to making it bigger and better than we were ever in a position to think about during our entirely self-funded past. Setting up this fund will set us on that path.”

Linux Journal editors are ready to consider articles from both new and former contributors. “This isn’t a contest, and there are no rules other than the ones that worked for journalism before it started drowning in a sea of content” announced Linux Journal Editor in Chief Doc Searls. “What we want are essays, columns, stories, reports, how-tos and other editorial pieces that attract and keep readers by shedding light on subjects that matter. Submissions can be about anything related to Linux or adjacent topics. And, since Linux supports everything from devices to data centers and rockets in space, the range of possibilities rounds to infinite.”

Send article proposals or topics of interest to [email protected]. For more information about the fund, see

About Linux Journal

Started in 1994, Linux Journal has become well-known as the Linux community’s most-trusted source of information. Inside every issue of Linux Journal, you’ll find tips and tricks, in-depth tutorials, concise product reviews, insights from leading Linux personalities and much more. Read more at

About Private Internet Access by London Trust Media

London Trust Media runs Private Internet Access (PIA), the leading no-log VPN service provider in the world. PIA believes that access to an open internet is a fundamental human right and donates yearly to causes such as FSF, EFF, GNOME, Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Qubes OS, FFTF and many more to promote privacy and FOSS causes internationally. Please visit for more information.