Choire Sicha, the Co-Founder of The Awl, is the latest to take part in The Atlantic Wire’s Media Diet series. As someone who runs a great site, we’re surprised that he reads as much as he does, but maybe that’s what makes The Awl so good.
So what does Sicha read? First he goes to Twitter, Tumblr and The New York Times (though he does say “After breakfast you can’t really look at the front page — it’s useless.”). He says that he checks college papers, like from Harvard, Yale and UCLA, which is pretty interesting. He also reads a slew of local news sites — Gothamist, City Rooom, EV Grieve — and he eventually makes his way to other major papers, like The LA Times.
Sicha is also a supporter of print, which is always nice to hear. He says he subscribes to The New Yorker, Harper’s, Architectural Digest, N+1, The Atlantic, Meat Paper and Lucky Peach.
There’s quite a bit more (BBC, Al Jazeera, The New York Observer, Europopped), and maybe it’s too much — Sicha says he usually falls asleep reading on his iPhone.