Quality over quantity in the media

Why are so many media outlets pumping out volumes of work per hour/day?

I really like to push through some reading, but let’s be realistic–people will read a couple of articles and then the rest will go unnoticed. The only reason I can find for this article-vomit is to increase content in the hopes that it will attract more users and search engine rankings will increase, adding to the reputation and exposure of the site. However, I think it can have the opposite effect. I would rather visit a site that published one– maybe two new articles daily. Make these articles high-quality. Check for facts. Check for GRAMMAR and SPELLING. Mistakes are bound to happen, but the amount of grammatical and spelling mistakes that I’ve noticed in the past few years has greatly increased.

Some of my top favorites for news, think-pieces, storytelling, etc.

Vice (i-D/Broadly/etc.): “Original reporting and documentaries on everything that matters in the world.”

Fast Company: “Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.”

The Nation: “Weekly journal of opinion, featuring analysis on politics and culture. Founded in 1865.”

Illusion: “The Webby Award-winning arts magazine founded by Scene360. Covering fine art, tattoo, graffiti, design, and cinema.”

Brainpickings: “An inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more.”

Snap Judgement: “Snap Judgment is a weekly storytelling radio series and podcast, distributed by the WNYC Studios, and hosted by Glynn Washington.”

Hyperallergic: “Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking about art in the world today.”

Colossal: “Art, design, and visual culture.”

Hi-Fructose: “The New Contemporary Art Magazine”

Goop: “A weekly lifestyle publication, curated by Gwyneth Paltrow, offering exclusive collaborations, recipes, travel notes, and more.”

Marc & Angel Hack Life: “Practical Tips for Productive Living.”

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is the independent voice of Buddhism in the West.”


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