David Beard is a scanner. Every day, the executive editor of PRI.org scans every story from his site, as well as stories from the many newsletters, Twitter feeds, and news sites he follows throughout the day. He then selects ones that he thinks will particularly resonate with the audience, adds a bite-sized fact or quote from each piece, and pushes them out on his own Twitter feed.
At various points in the day, you might see him tweeting about art, RPGs, jazz, public health, film, or gender politics – all while running a busy newsroom. What I like about David’s feed is that it’s authentic but not overwhelming. He’s there, for a time, and then he’s not there – because he’s doing other things at work. Read more