I’ve been tempted lately to start a Tumblr called “Things I Hate But I Love.” For one, it’s the perfect Tumblr name, in an Emily Gould sort of way, but also it’s something I’ve been experiencing rather frequently.
- Overly complicated Starbucks drinks
- Pabst Blue Ribbon beer filling my fridge
- Entourage, though that's technically something I loved but now hate and still watch
The latest thing I’d tumble if given the chance is a podcast. I hate podcasts, and know few people who actively seek them out. They’re damned inconvenient without an iPod+iTunes, and I find I end up just typing whatever the Podcast host is saying if I try listening to them at work.
But I needed something more productive to listen to than the Black Eyed Pees while running and commuting, and I decided to give Reboot the News a go. I had low expectations judging from the weekly podcast notes, but as I’m going through old episodes, each one has at least a gem that makes the 45-minute listen worth it.
The latest that has me thinking? Focusing on the “user of news,” which I feel adds a bit of needed utilitarianism to our lofty profession. Hear that episode for yourself here:
Each week (except weeks they take off) Dave Winer, an RSS pioneer and all-around excellent geek blogger, and Jay Rosen, NYU journalism professor and Twitter gadfly, kick around on re-inventing journalism, and I highly suggest you listen in if that sounds up your alley.
Anyways, I don’t have that Tumblr account, so I’ll leave this meme be … for now.