BEST READS: WEEK OF DECEMBER 4
A collection of short form and long form articles.
- •How corporations profit from black teens' viral contentYoung creatives are using social media to shape the culture we consume. But what happens when they don’t own their work? http://www.thefader.com/2015/12/03/on-fleek-peaches-monroee-meechie-viral-vines
- •How to survive the darkest days of workThe satisfaction of waking up early, combined with not having to sit in front of a computer through hours of darkness, led to an overall improvement in our moods. When we left the office, we felt alert and less concerned about the dark night ahead. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-04/how-to-survive-the-darkest-days-at-work
- •White DebtLike a bad loan, the kind in which the payments increase over time, the price of whiteness remains hidden behind its promises. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/magazine/white-debt.html
- •How to look at the Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeIt is absolutely fair and necessary to be critical of Zuckerberg’s philanthropic efforts, both past and present, to ensure that this gift of $45 billion dollars is put to good use. https://medium.com/@anildash/how-to-look-at-the-chan-zuckerberg-initiative-f357e5dd8c63#.9y0e40ofg
- •Why do family gatherings stress us out?
- •I called back everyone who texted me for a week“Is this your new thing? Calling people all the damn time?” http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/experiment/216927-i-called-back-everyone-who-texted-me
- •Marty Baron shines a new Spotlight on journalism"I think we should embrace the word journalism and understand what it actually means. There’s a level of depth to the work that goes well beyond what is suggested by the word “content.”" http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/12/newsonomics-marty-baron-shines-a-new-spotlight-on-journalism/