How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have some secret? Perhaps. We are asking various journalists who seem well-informed to describe their media diets. This is from an exchange with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award.
My wife insisted that I needed to get a Blackberry about a year ago. I got one, but I wish I hadn’t. Before I walk the dog or work out or whatever, I’ll turn on my Blackberry and see what comes through. I get a few newsletters, some of them local. One of them is a sailing newsletter called Scuttlebutt and there’s a local Nantucket-related newsletter Mahon About Town.
We now have a Kindle, on which we get our New York Times, but we also get the paper version of the Boston Globe in the morning. On