The reading list: Week 3


So, it’s that time of the week again where we open the door to our world and show you what we have been reading.

Please let us know of any other interesting blogs/sites/articles by commenting below, emailing us at hacks@wannabehacks.co.uk or tweeting us (@wannabehacks). Here is the run down:

This week we are starting with a great post by Rebekah Monson. She wrote about how she sees our generation and it is a great post that highlights the challenges we face and how these have shaped our approach to life.

We have a lot to be excited about, but less and less of that exists within the current corporate structure. We communicate constantly. We love to collaborate. We are data junkies. Many of us are imbued with entrepreneurial spirit. We strike out. We tinker. We play. None of this is particularly valued in the current corporate environment. But, we value it in ourselves and in each other. We have interesting side projects. (And, we keep them from you so that you won’t fire us.)

Lori Fradkin writes about being a copy editor and how you can never turn it off over at the AWL this week.

Emily Bell writes about News Room Metrics and how editorial decisions must be informed, but not dictated by the data available to us.

We also have an unusual recommendation from the Freelancer – a magazine article we cannot link to. It’s called ‘How British Media might just liberate America’ by Michael Wolff in GQ UK’s September issue. It mentions how the British media – although in a little bit of a state on home soil – is the most trusted source of news information in America:

Any self-respecting news junkie, chattering-class member or over-earnest student in America will be sure to let you know that he of she gets the news from a British source… the BBC, the Economist and the Guardian.

To finish this week it’s a piece called The internet: Everything you ever need to know by John Naughton, it’s not a new piece (it’s from June) – but it makes some interesting points.

Anything we’ve missed? Please add it to the comments.

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About Nick Petrie
Social Media & Campaigns Editor @TheTimes of London. Co-founder @Wannabehacks. Interested in communities, conversations, storytelling. http://ow.ly/5eDia

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