Today's Five Best Columns
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May 28, 2013 7:53AM ET
The co-host of CBS This Morning shares her secret to staying informed: Early mornings and commercial breaks.
May 14, 2013 8:30AM ET
The new editor of The Hairpin treats mix-tapes like books and commutes by Instapaper.
May 7, 2013 7:28AM ET
Brian Lam, founder of gadget review site The Wirecutter, on his pared down media diet. "I try not to open Twitter too often. Some editors, I don't know how they're getting any work done."
Apr 22, 2013 7:43AM ET
Author and New Yorker editor Ben Greenman recently faced a slight Twitter addiction problem, has "dozens of secret sources," and tries "like hell to read normal books."
Apr 10, 2013 7:25AM ET
The New York Times national security correspondent and author of The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth, is a fan of Homeland — despite covering the C.I.A., and despite the liberties the show takes.
Apr 4, 2013 8:23AM ET
Linguist, lexicographer, and self-professed word nerd Ben Zimmer takes in an admirable amount of information daily, across all forms of media, new and old. It's not just about words.
Apr 3, 2013 7:48AM ET
Maureen Johnson, the Y.A. novelist whose latest book, The Madness Underneath, was released in February, provides regular dispatches to 75,000-plus followers via her "main thing online," Twitter.
Feb 28, 2013 8:26AM ET
The acclaimed filmmaker makes the liberal's case for watching Fox News
Feb 20, 2013 8:09AM ET
The NPR senior strategist plays "online news anchor" by weaving together tweets and social-media footage, all while engaging his followers to take an active role in helping him cover the news. Here are some of his must-follows.
Feb 11, 2013 7:50AM ET
The former San Francisco mayor and current lieutenant governor of California is an apologist for Google Plus and Michael Savage.
Jan 16, 2013 8:16AM ET
The editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review turns to his iPad after saying good morning to his wife, but the last thing he looks at before going to sleep is a hardcover book.
Jan 3, 2013 8:59AM ET
The CBS This Morning co-host has a television in every room of her house and has named her iPhone Charlotte, after Charlie Rose.
Dec 20, 2012 8:16AM ET
The Middlesteins novelist sleeps with her phone on the floor next to her bed, but leaves it at home each morning as she writes for an hour in a notebook without facing a screen.
Dec 5, 2012 8:08AM ET
The NY1 anchor wakes up to email, reads a lot of newspapers, and has a weakness for game shows.
Dec 3, 2012 8:54AM ET
ABC's senior political correspondent lays out his favorite beat reporters and confesses to a severe case of Bieber Fever.
Nov 13, 2012 9:12AM ET
Monday through Friday, Details editor in chief Dan Peres commutes to work with The New York Times and home with The New York Post, and considers it a luxury that he can benefit from the media consumption of others.
Oct 31, 2012 5:18PM ET
What I'm paid to do is be your news junkie. Hurricane Sandy made that impossible for the last two days.
Oct 25, 2012 10:13AM ET
Kate Carraway, Vice columnist and writer for the National Post, the Globe and Mail, and The Grid, is a media consumption machine, but she draws the line at sites that ask her to write for them and then say they can't pay her.
Oct 18, 2012 9:21AM ET
Rembert Browne, staff writer for Grantland, loves books, thinks he still hates the Internet (but uses it constantly anyway), and steals his New York Times from a neighbor.
Oct 11, 2012 8:28AM ET
The editor of The Onion Will Tracy checks Twitter so that the satirical newspaper doesn't use your jokes and checks newspaper sites so that The Onion responds to more current events.
Oct 5, 2012 8:14AM ET
New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum shares her iPhone-driven media consumption: Twitter in the morning, books throughout the day, and movies late at night.
Oct 3, 2012 8:23AM ET
The polling guru tells us the sources he loves and what he hates most about punditry.
Oct 1, 2012 10:11AM ET
Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and an author herself, exemplifies the reading life. For her, that means limiting her online reading and getting up as early as 4 a.m. to tackle the more than 100 books delivered to her house weekly.
Sep 27, 2012 8:51AM ET
Media blogs, books, Toronto's rock scene, and of course The Times, keep The New York Times' new, digitally minded public editor informed and entertained.
Aug 31, 2012 8:30AM ET
Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells us what he reads while he's keeping our NATO allies in line.
Aug 2, 2012 8:47AM ET
The former secretary of State shares her scorn for anecdotal ledes and talk radio
Aug 1, 2012 8:24AM ET
Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and author most recently of As Texas Goes... buys three newspapers every morning and hopes Jon Stewart won't scoop her at night.
Jul 27, 2012 8:19AM ET
The tech savvy Democratic senator from Missouri talks about her devotion to digital media and her Twitter faux pas.
Jul 17, 2012 7:37AM ET
Kurt Loder, columnist, TV personality, and author of the recent film-review collection The Good, the Bad, and the Godawful starts the day with O.J. (or a Coke) and Drudge Report and ends it with wine, Twitter, and maybe a book or a movie.
Jul 13, 2012 9:03AM ET
The minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives is "addicted" to newspapers, loves to get the local journal wherever she goes, and can't do without her New York Times crossword puzzle.