After reading that article, we looked into the Forbes contributor “David Jackson” whom has since been banned by Forbes.
A little more research into David Jackson showed that he has a strong affinity for Adam Torkildson and is based out of Utah, just like Torkildson.
A little research on Adam Torkildson shows that he, for a living, publishes articles on the world’s “greatest publications,” indeed corroborating the details he provided us via email and over the phone.
How many other articles were published on Forbes that were pay-to-play? The very idea that money is exchanging hands for “earned media” articles on the world’s greatest publishers throws into question their credibility and undermines the press in its entirety.