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7 Things to Read This Fall (A Nerd's List)

Folks, I do a lot of reading - maybe 8 novels per month. Typically I read lots of scifi, historical mystery, and other nerdly genres.

People often ask what I read, especially since I talk a lot about how I want news I can trust. Here are 7 outlets that are showing up in my feed pretty regularly this fall.


Please note: this is just a sample from the feeds I normally read, about a total of 25...

1. Media Gazer - Mediagazer presents the day's must-read media news on a single page. Because the media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry. Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment. Mediagazer helps simplify this task by organizing the key coverage in one place.
Follow @mediagazer

2. Medium - Medium is a platform where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward and words still matter.
Follow @Medium

3. Memeorandum - The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across hundreds of news outlets and blogs, too many for any one person to read. Memeorandum arranges all of these links in a single, easy-to-scan page. They auto-generate a news summary every 5 minutes, drawing on experts and pundits, insiders and outsiders, media professionals and amateur bloggers.
Follow @memeorandum

4. Verge - The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture.
Follow @verge

5. Nightvale Public Radio - a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Follow @NightValeRadio

6. - Technology and the Internet are changing democracy in America. TechPresident's one hub for the conversation already underway between political practitioners and technologists, as well as anyone invigorated by the potential of all this to open up the process and engage more people in all the things that we can and must do together as citizens.
Follow @CivicHall

7. BBC World News - The BBC provides high-quality news, current affairs, and programming to engage viewers, listeners, and users in important current and political issues. It's just one source I read news from...
Follow @BBC

What's on your list?