If you’re going to read the news, read 5-10 articles on a subject.
Read different journalists.
Look for different perspectives.
Otherwise, you won’t be able to understand what’s actually happening.
I take a barbell approach to the news.
Read NOTHING or EVERYTHING.
I consume almost zero news. But I’m obsessed with the Boeing 737 Max story.
I’ve read 30+ articles and just finished a 4,500 word essay about it.
News stories come alive when you see all the perspectives.
There is ZERO training on how to read the news.
Once we finish school, the news is the #1 way we learn about the world.
We shouldn’t assume that all strategies for consuming the news are equal.
There are good and bad ways to read the news.
No doubt about it.
Instead of consuming the news, the news consumes us.
We used to value people who were well-read.
Now we value people who are well-informed.
You can follow @david_perell.
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.
Enjoy Threader? Sign up.
Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.