Journalism / Writing Portfolio

Here are some of my writing samples published on numerous online networks. They are mostly related to technology, but some are straight AP news samples or relate to various subject matters. These samples are not tied to the main blog on here, although I republished some of those blog posts as longer stories on Medium.

Also keep in mind that I was born with a Polish name and legally changed my last name a coupe of years ago to my grandmother’s family side from my dad’s side whom I never even knew, so you can seen some of my work under my older Americanized name of Mike Lata (articles from three years ago and earlier).


My standout story that I wrote when I was an associate editor at IDG:


Another stand out story this time for Pluralsight about Machine Learning that got over 1k views:


An investigative reporting feature I wrote after talking to a friend who remained anonymous and who works at Apple:


Please see my mobile app and gaming coverage here.


Medium Self-Published Articles



Latest Articles Published Across Various Tech (byline or name shown on bottom of most of these articles):



Forbes (samples include my own graphic design):


Due to a recent disagreement with a new Forbes editor that took over the position of the previous one who brought me in as a contributor, most of my content is no longer visible on Forbes. I asked for it to be taken down so I can republish elsewhere or on my site here.  Some have been republished by other media/sites and may still be available on Flipboard, like the samples below.

  • Robotic Automation Story as it appeared on Forbes:
  • Autonomous Vehicle story (republished on Medium) and pasted below as it appeared on Forbes:
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More  Feature  Samples:



The Digital Enterprise



Pluralsight Guides



Gaming Coverage


Check out some of my iOS game reviews on TouchArcade here.


InvoiceOcean: Financial Software (SaaS)


I ran their blog, which focuses on various financial topics and invoicing SaaS software. I also did the online marketing for the .uk and .us products pages (invoiceocean.co.uk & invoiceocean.com/us) and ran google AdWords campaigns for them. Lastly, I edited and translated majority of these two websites (offshoots or branches from fakturownia.pl).



IDG Consumer (PC World, Macworld and TechHive)



TechTimes


Tech Times Profile with Stories Linked


Technical Writing (How-To Instructionals)



Apple Magazine (this is a digital magazine in ePub format)


Here is an entire issue you can check out where I wrote the cover story, titled “Outsourced.” The cover story was based on Foxconn and Apple’s controversial partnership that later prompted Apple to audit Foxconn factories:


Gawker Media



Traditional AP-Style Journalism


Kraków Post 

Here is a 2017 freelance feature I wrote for a Polish news site (possibly paper as well) called Kraków Post:


Palo Alto Weekly (published in Both Print & Web)

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