I’m so happy to introduce Cutline’s newest blog column, What They Read. I have a morning routine that goes something like this: alarm, snooze, alarm, snooze, French press prep, brush teeth, shower, makeup, hair, clothes, bus, read, work. My reading routine is even more refined. Imagine that. I have a specific list of publications and an order in which I read them that I follow religiously. My curious self wanted to know what my well-read, tuned-in colleagues read, too. And so begins this series. To kick things off, I’ve compiled the below list of my go-to morning reads.
Twitter -- This is the fastest way for me to do a quick run-through of all the current news that’s generating online chatter. I’m always on the hunt for new folks and publications to follow, too. Aside from getting up-to-speed on all the latest news, I also visit Twitter before I pitch a reporter. I check to see if they are active on the platform, and if yes, what they are interested in and not interested in. Twitter accounts that I pay close attention to include The Associated Press, The Guardian, The New York Times, Fast Company, NPR News, Wall Street Journal, AdAge and HuffPo.
theSkimm -- A daily email newsletter that gives you (nearly) everything you need to know to start your day. Delivered at 6AM, it’s super easy to read and includes summaries of most of the world’s top news. Topics include politics, business, sports, entertainment and more.
Refinery29 -- The fashion and beauty junkie in me really loves Refinery29. I credit this site for helping me live a more stylish life. Not only am I regularly introduced to neat startups and the brilliant minds behind these companies, but I’m also educated on how to perform the perfect at-home mani, which drugstore makeup products I should buy, and how to rock trends like colorblocking.
San Francisco Chronicle -- When I was growing up, my parents had 4+ daily newspapers delivered to the house each morning. What’s more, they actually read the papers from front to back! I remember thinking, ‘when I grow up, I want to do that too’. At 26, I’m almost there. I love the San Francisco Chronicle, especially the Sunday edition, which includes a tabloid entertainment section and book review. The largest newspaper in California, the Chronicle never fails to hand over reporting and honest commentary on local issues and topics with national impact.
BuzzFeed -- All the cat and kitten photos / videos / GIFs and countless personality quizzes you could ever wish for. BuzzFeed always makes me laugh. They also have a super well-developed news section that includes international headlines on topics like politics, economics, health, arts and culture, and sports.