I subscribe to several news sources — NY Times, Washington Post, the Atlantic, New Yorker, the London Guardian — and I read extensively every day. I was moved to wonder how I choose what I read, because even with the considerable amount of time I put in, I can’t read everything. I find that I read as much by journalist as I do by topic. In other words, I always click on a story by Linda Greenhouse or Tom Friedman in the New York Times. I read Robin Wright in the New Yorker, Jill Abramson in the London Guardian, David Farenthold in the Washington Post, Brian Stelter and Chris Cilizza on CNN. Peter Beinart in the Atlantic. I read other things too, but I never pass by a story written by one of these journalists.
How about you? Are you a reader, a follower of current events? Do you read by topic, or by journalist? What’s a topic, or a journalist, that you never pass by unopened or unread?