This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food. If we overlooked any of your must-read destinations, please tell us in the comments.
• Project for Excellence in Journalism’s Daily Briefing: For those who want a sober, commentary-free rundown on the most substantive media stories of a given day.
• Mediabistro’s Morning Media News Feed: Mediabistro counters PEJ’s selectiveness with a grab bag of media news, from fun to serious to overhyped.
• Mediagazer: Half man, half machine, Mediagazer combines automated aggregation with flesh-and-blood editors to provide a homepage full of headlines that’s well worth scrolling through from time to time.
• Muck Rack: Perhaps the most addicting of all the media aggregators, Muck Rack takes a full day of journalists’ tweets and summarizes them into a coherent conversation—now you can stop checking in every two minutes and actually get some work done.