Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief of perhaps the best magazine on newsstands – New York – apparently reads trashy celebrity tabloids just like the rest of us. He’s the latest person featured in The Atlantic Wire’s Media Diet segment, discussing what he reads during a typical day.
He says that he reads Us Weekly, The New York Times (in print!), The Wall Street Journal, and a few blogs, like Gawker and Politico. He also says that he recently became a Twitter convert when he couldn’t access the Times’ website for news on Osama bin Laden.
But the best part of Moss’ “diet” was when he took the opportunity to put the media in its place:
What irritates me about the media is its sheer meta-ness: the constant self-referencing, the small little clique, the small-bore obsession with getting there two seconds before someone else and the sniping among media people talking about media.
Though he might be including FishbowlNY in that statement, we couldn’t agree more.