Mine are the Times, the New Yorker, and HackerNews (partly for the tech, partly for the other interesting articles they have). I used to read Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs a bit more, but don't go as much now unless someone else links to them. I'll go to Vox, Slate, etc. occasionally as well. I think this is mostly due to habit, since I think the bar for content has been higher at sites like Bloomberg lately (I believe they hired away a lot of good talent from other orgs).

When I listen to podcasts, I tend to focus on entertainment (e.g,. music, sports) over news. I have also unsubscribed from a lot of email digests (think CFR, Brookings) lately.

How about you all? What are your standbys and new favorites? I know there are up-and-comers like Crooked Media or the MIT Tech Review, but I haven't really explored them as much.

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cristina
cristina
2 years ago

EU perspective here. I regularly read Spanish newspapers (El Confidencial, El Mundo, El País, etc.) but for a wide view my go-to is definitely The Economist. Also try and check out the Atlantic once in a while, and French press for an outlook closer to Brussels. And then Politico once in a while to check in to what's up in Washington.

rachel
rachel
2 years ago

I'm a huge fan of Crooked Media. There was an interesting piece a while back which argued that they've managed to succeed in the project of creating a left-leaning media outlet that resonates with and galvanizes its audience--in other words, it succeeds where other projects designed specifically to take on right wing media have failed (e.g., MSNBC in response to Fox News, VOA in response to Limbaugh-style talk radio). https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/magazine/the-voices-in-blue-americas-head.html