The Atlantic Wire has a new Media Diet today, featuring Gay Talese. He says that the first paper he reads is (of course) The New York Times, and that he reads it cover to cover. But that’s not all. Throughout the course of his day, Talese reads The Daily News, The New York Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Observer. The one paper he doesn’t read? The Washington Post.
Talese also uses a computer to write on that is “about 20 years old,” but fear not, he still loves typewriters:
But I do have typewriters, I still have them, I still use them. I know a man who repairs typewriters, who supplies parts for typewriters, who gives you tape for typewriters. He’s in his late 70s, and he’s as old as I am. He just wanders around town making house calls for typewriters that are in disrepair or typewriters that are ailing from whatever typewriters ail from.
That typewriter statement is kind of sad, right? Something about that image is just depressing. Anyway! Check out the rest of what Talese reads here.