ok sorry one last link lol
Q&A with Radhika Jones: “Each day you’re making the call about what stories to pursue, and those choices add up.”
deez links annual shareholders report
The best advice, wisdom, and general gems from this year’s Q&As
Q&A with Anne Helen Petersen: "It's not that they're fans of me so much as fans of that attitude."
revisiting "living room" from 2015
Q&A with Cord Jefferson: “To really feel like I've entered a different realm of success, I would want to make my own stuff.”
some tiktoks i personally and wholly enjoyed
Tina Brown’s diana book. That’s it. That’s the link.
Q&A with Hunter Harris: “My average is one movie every other day. I love Two Movie Days”
Q&A with Ed Yong: “It’s like staring into the abyss, and the abyss is shouting LOL HOAX into your mentions.”
lauren oyler just saying all the quiet parts out loud huh
move over FB and Twitter…..it’s Substack and TikTok’s internet now
if you (or someone you know!) need some healthy scaremongering
thinking about the creator economy vs. local journalism
thinking about deprogramming, for no reason whatsoever
quick reminder that no one know dis
Deez Interviews: Naomi Shavin on looking at podcasts through a magazine-y lens + the ideal daily show length
why do another Trump Country Diner Story when you could do a Middle America Bath & Body Works story I'm just sayin
wtf re: that nick quah profile
Deez Interviews: Daniel Lombroso on how making a doc about the alt-right changed his relationship with his sense of identity
the shonda rhimes ticket story is also a labor story i think
one mystery solved, a million more to go
Deez Interviews: R. Eric Thomas on Twitter joke cycles + his election night plans
so why isn't the skimm getting snatched up too
TIL media twitter has always been “undignified, but fascinating”
for your bookmarking pleasure
Deez Interviews: Tristan Ahtone on taking cues from sci-fi to cover climate change + thoughts on journalism as a form
a mackenzie scott profile with major "the last great american dynasty" energy
Deez Interview: Stella Bugbee on stepping down from the Cut!!!
please watch “Dick Johnson Is Dead”
well how about some ‘toks?
mom, where do new yorker covers come from?
Deez Interviews: Kara Swisher on pandemic-era interview dynamics + her newest podcast
anne helen petersen's book deprogrammed me
Just thinking about commodified interaction how about you
ya summer’s over but tote season is forever
Deez Interviews: Hannah Ewens on the state of modern fangirling + the work of documenting 00’s internet culture
on the rebellious resilience of being an ariana grande fan
yes, read the emrata essay
seriously why aren't we talking about radhika more
to tweet is human
Deez Interviews: Diana Moskovitz on Defector Media + how it feels to build your own workplace
the book of revelations has nothing on the Church of Climate Change
to be clear your september reinvention does not need to be "productive" as defined by The Man
the perfect journal for your new september personality
more columns should be monthly imo
Deez Interviews: Safy-Hallan Farah on the “divinity and cosmology” of our millennial internet brains
interview more nurses!!!
Deez Interviews: Sable Yong, on debunking shame around beauty, dating, and the self
your allotted serving of sally rooney discourse awaits
in case you miss homework / structured learning
The resistance will be branded in sans serif, apparently
Deez Interviews: Hannah Rimm, on the work of assembling those Money Diaries + making them more inclusive
tiktoks i would send you if we were in a big ol group chat (i feel like we kind of are?)
are we tired of rich people pandemic journals yet
who's up for some extremely bleak roleplay?
Last call for merch on our back to school sale!
Deez Interviews: Lauren Goode, on pandemic podcasting + how this all of this is changing our relationship with consumer tech
incoming: the millennial digital existential crisis
“You hear about firefighters, doctors, but you never see, ‘Thank you, funeral directors.’”
iiiit’s merch sale season!
Deez Interviews: Jack Corbett — Planet Money’s “TikTok Guy” — on creating the "coherent weirdness" of those vids + getting called the next Bill Nye
Crowdsourcing is cool, but which crowd, exactly, are you sourcin?
well here’s a bunch of new substacks to follow, stat
The serious Swiftie’s “folklore” review
Deez Interviews: Conor Gearin, on great science journalism rabbitholes + the best readings for connecting w/your ecological community
When the deck says “frat party-meets-biosphere vibe,” you gotta click
Ok but why is the Planet Money TikTok so weird and so good
“I appeal to all of you to get into this great revolution that is sweeping this nation."
Deez Interviews: Craig Newmark, on his daily media diet + grassroots giving strategy
“We need fewer food writers and more food reporters”
Quiz: Is this a Bari Weiss take or an article from Total Frat Move??
a tale of two coronavirus x food chain stories
meet the DMV’s newest zine
Deez Interviews: Aleksander Chan, on Discourse Blog’s journey and identity as a newsletter + how “it feels purer” this way
the attention span for institutional change? however long it's fashionable
‘roni lifestyle content is just asking people what they think about the dentist
who's got the most toxic culture of them all?
and you thought your job was hard over zoom
You could get a $25k advance or a whole entire $100K grant if you’re one of Substack’s next fellows
i've got your thursday night plans right here
even your "scrappy" faves aren't immune from toxic work culture
what if we stopped hazing the industry newbies
“This job is the ultimate backstage pass. It can make you believe in humanity, but it can also suck the humanity out of you.”
so obvi we had to interview that Men’s Health staffer about Phoebe Bridgers
Deez Interviews: Doris Truong, on the first real forward step every newsroom should be taking + who in the industry is doing it right (or at least getting close)
you should be reading this newsletter on race & power
Introducing: The Media Classifieds
suddenly i have a lot of questions about elmo
Deez Interviews: Timothy Nwachukwu, on being a photographer during a time of ‘rona and protest
the problem.....is all of this
“These problems are not new, and they are not unknown”
What interviews with our elders teach us about playing the long game
while you’re waiting on that book order...
don’t want to hear from any white brands right now except ben & jerry’s
“TV has long had a police’s eye perspective”
starter links for understanding + covering these protests
Deez Interviews: Tilden Bissell, on how fashion media has pivoted + where she goes for visual inspiration
wow cool gear where'd you get that
time for some ‘toks
i'm gonna think about genie chance every day now
this is the most chaotically good quarantine food essay
Deez Interviews: Matt Pearce, on everything you wanna know about work sharing
7 fantasy media man beefs that I would like to witness
All the essential tweets you need re: the Ben / Ronan situation (hereafter known as The 2020 Media Man Olympics) (alternate title: The Battle of The Boy Wonders god if only i could a/b test this)
What gets lost between the screens
if you have the shoppies + wanna support this newsletter...
Deez Interviews: Jessica Grose, on how the pandemic could change the parenting narrative + how she’s making it all work from home
thinking about facetime photoshoots
What if print journalism came with a lil packet of yeast rn
wait so is love marxist
where samin leads, we follow
Deez Interviews: Hasani Gittens on service journalism during a pandemic + how THE CITY is adjusting
TIL about taco bell quarterly
The softest instagram account
every detail in the history of this AIDS humor zine is unforgettable
wishing you plenty of peeled fruit this month
Deez Interviews: John Paul Brammer on his complicated relationships with authority, his advice column, and of course, Twitter
a good apocalypse short story to ponder
the easiest way to stay up to speed on internet culture
So much of TV now is just slightly fancier YouTuber aesthetic and i love it
For iowan parents, a different kind of service journalism
Signal Boost: Saturday edition
Deez Interviews: Ben Smith, on WFH life + his daily media diet
TFW you double-majored in surgery AND eloquence
6 tiktoks that will make you want a quarantine pet so hard
why choose rat kingdom, you ask?
Signal Boost: Saturday editon
Deez Interviews: Cheryl Strayed, on turning the tables re: advice-giving + what she’s watching during quarantine
here is the link!!
love this baker story so much
On the aesthetics of authority or: Why We Are So Obsessed With Cuomo’s PPTs
the link every nyer should have bookmarked
resources for freelancers + people looking for work
Signal Boost: Saturday edition
Deez Interviews: Jesse David Fox on getting into comedy journalism, interviewing comics, and what he’s watching during quarantine
netflix really into tiger stuff rn eh
You should read “weather” by jenny offill
ok jk my math is very wrong
the case for making crisis journalism free
Some more TikToks for u
Deez Interviews: Sophia Smith Galer, on TikTok fame + the importance of digitizing religion journalism
Another specific TV show rec + Wholesome video
are u sure u want ur hot take to be "catastrophe is kind of fun”?
can't NOT talk about the cuomo thirst let's be honest
productivity vs. "the work of care"
Deez Interviews: Joe Adalian on the streaming wars, his latest favorite show, and what it's like to cover huge change in the TV industry…twice!
*the* Atlantic piece you should read
Click and ye shall be soothed
"Everyone in the industry, they have no idea. They’re just so depressed."
extremely detailed TV recommendation for u
Deez Interviews: Amanda Mull on her career path + what fascinates her most about covering consumerism
Five tiktoks that made me rly emotional
Does anyone feel really soothed by reading sciencey terms over and over rn
The best graphic on social distancing
3 interviews: ICYMI, Part 2
3 interviews: Humor & satire edition
3 interviews: Ladies Who Newsletter, Part 2
3 interviews: Excellent Career Advice edition
3 interviews: ICYMI edition
Deez Interviews: Amber Jamieson on turning her investing know-how into a newsletter + podcast gig, plus her recommended resources on getting started w/stoncks
3 interviews: Ladies Who Newsletter edition
3 interviews: I Didn’t Know You Could Do That edition
3 interviews: interesting career paths edition
3 interviews: local news edition
Deez Interviews: Krutika Mallikarjuna on whether covering TV ruins the experience of watching it like a regular couch potato, plus her picks for most overrated + underrated shows
yep you should read the emily gould essay
oh to be a giant & profitable print mag
the line metaphor seems a bit obvious if you ask me
did ELLE get cold feet or were they just mad?
Deez Interviews: Max Tani on competing for scoops without losing your mind and covering the media itself
grow your newsletter 101 (like EXTREMELY 101 i am not kidding)
Lol did wikipedia write this article
For your disaster prep reading list
Deez Interviews: Molly Duffy on covering “the last Iowa caucus ever" and how national outlets should be hyping up local coverage waaay more
Ok what is going on at Kickstarter???
click for some good media lady outfits
“I wish I had a picture of that hairball. I showed that hairball to so many people."
imagine copy editing this with a straight face
Deez Interviews: Liana Finck on her driftiest time of day, how confidence influenced her visual style, and posting on the ‘gram
TikTok & the trickiness of getting credit on the internet
silicon valley horror should be its own literary genre
tbh the Taylor Swift doc is good
last chance to be first!!
Deez Interviews: AmyAnn Cadwell on scaling The Good Trade up and taking the slow cooker approach for crafting content
7 things the Knewz homepage looks like
never going to look at egg bites the same way again
About that WaPo reporter’s tweet debacle...
deez links merch, as a treat
Deez Interviews: Adrienne Green on less-than-linear career paths, moving from The Atlantic to The Cut, and the importance of regularly scheduled self check-ins
AITF?? (am i the freak here)
Review: “The Longing For Less” is a bait & switch in its loveliest form
Deez Interviews: Kyle Chayka on his new minimalism book, the publishing process, and his one productivity hack
!!!!! “Today was good because I did not have to pee in a bottle.”
I see your coolly disaffected tinder profile and raise you…
truly cannot wait until these screenshots are in the Smithsonian
the darker side of the book-to-film boom
Deez Interviews: Heather Havrilesky on darkness, joy, and all that lies ahead
italian vogue forgoes the ol' photoshoot razzle dazzle (but just this once)
even if you’re a dog person, this story will destroy you
Is the TV show “You”...good? Well, it’s complicated
The hierarchy of bad posts