News habit survey:
- In a day, how much time do you spend keeping yourself in the know? What's your process?
I read the Philadelphia Inquirer on paper every morning while having coffee with Neil, starting with the comics and working forward to the front page. Don't judge. I don't depend on the Inquirer at all for news-news but for their in-depth reports, neighborhood coverage and local columnists. After coffee I check my Twitter feed for breaking news (I follow a lot of journalists), plus a quick scan of Reddit. I close Twitter when I start my working day, and take defined breaks to look at it, or I would go insane. But I definitely assume that if news is important, it will reach me. Probably via +Ben Lillie
- Which major or local newspapers, if any, do you read on a daily basis?
Philadelphia Inquirer, NYTimes via links, Guardian UK via links -- feel like I am there every day. Neil reads the NYTimes on his Kindle while I'm reading the Inky, and subscribes to the Boston Globe for the sports. So I consider that I read those papers too.
- Do you use blog/news-aggregator websites or apps? If so, which ones?
Do Twitter, Reddit and Metafilter count? And I use Facebook like an aggregator for nontraditional news sites such as Philaphilia and Rustwire -- sites that are consistent about posting to FB.
- If you use Twitter, do you keep it on in the background at work?
I would go insane.
- Do you subscribe to email newsletters from any news sources?
I get The Daily Beast, though it's getting so tacky lately. Tina Brown thinks we want a lot more celeb scandal and murder than we really do. All the other newsletters are from literary magazines and really useless for work.
- Which, if any, paper news subscriptions do you receive?
Oh god: Newsweek, Time, Wired, New Yorker, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, um, Bitch. They tend to end up in the bathroom where Neil and I leave particular articles open for each other helpfully.
- Do you think Google Reader is ugly?