“Money, fame, and prestige – they dangle just outside your reach it seems, encouraging you to lean farther and farther over the edge, to study longer and longer, to work harder and harder. When someone reminds you that acquiring currency while ignoring all else shouldn’t be your primary goal in life, it feels good. You retweet it. You post it on your wall. You forward it, and then you go back to work.” You Are Not So Smart: A Celebration of Self Delusion Check out this blog. There are some very interesting posts about psychology and the human condition. (via jbgfx)
You Are Not So Smart: A Celebration of Self Delusion
Check out this blog. There are some very interesting posts about psychology and the human condition.
In which Bryant Gumbel wrote a single-spaced, four-page memo in Courier New font critiquing the staff and talent at The Today Show 24 years ago and Hell yes, it still makes for great, stab-in-the-back reading.
“One of the biggest complaints readers have about my work is that I don’t tell them often enough what they can do. I do think this is an area where journalism sometimes falls short. We describe a really grim situation but don’t really explain to people what they can do about it. So, a few years ago I started doing a year-end list of amazing charities. The first time, I had real anxiety about whether it was appropriate. But the response was so overwhelming, it seemed to be a real service to readers and I’ve continued to do it. It also happens when I’m not especially encouraging people to give. For instance, a few months ago I profiled a group called Room to Read and I later learned they raised $700,000 as a result of people hearing about them from my column.”
– New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in an interview with Fast Company. Journalism In A Digital World And The Age Of Activism. (via futurejournalismproject)