I'd like to be in on the obscure jokes about Sri Lanka
October 11, 2011 11:30 AM Subscribe
I need to start following international news for my job. I also just bought a Nook. I'm betting the latter can help with the former...
posted by showbiz_liz to Technology (6 answers total)
I work for a nonprofit that does a lot of work in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America. Basically, almost any country which has recently experienced or is currently experiencing unrest/upheaval is fair game. It would be useful for my job if I had at least a general working knowledge of news/politics/cultural contexts in such places. (Which is a pretty tall order, as I'm essentially starting from zero- I haven't followed the news with any care in years.)
The most informed I've ever felt re: world news was when I had a subscription to the Economist a few years ago, but 1. I no longer agree with some of its basic political assumptions (ie neoliberalism) and 2. it's expensive.
So, that's the problem. A solution may have presented itself in the form of this Nook, which I impulsively bought from a friend a couple days ago. I've never had an e-reader before, so I don't even really know what sorts of things can be put on it, but I assume that you can subscribe to magazines and newspapers, and possibly blogs, with it?
Of course, even if you can put magazines and blogs on it, I still have no idea WHAT magazines and blogs I should be reading!
In short: I have an hour-long commute twice a day, a need for broad international news coverage, and a Nook. Tell me what to put on it!