Fortune-tellin magazines: who they is?!
September 23, 2013 10:25 AM   Subscribe

Green clan members: please help me identify those magazines / newspapers / quarterlies that have been (and probably still are) particularly prescient.

On that same token, which publications seem to repackage conventional wisdom of the times?

Topics: politics, technology, education, business, social issues, social science, hard science, etc.

Not looking for academic journals.

Print and/or online.

Nuances within publications are very welcome (e.g., XYZ publication is slanted towards issues regarding A, but prescient regarding B and C).
posted by mild deer to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The Economist has a habit of saying "the situation in thus and such a country is volatile, and riots could break out at any point." Followed six months later by a TIME Magazine article saying "No one saw the riots coming..."
posted by musofire at 11:58 AM on September 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Another vote for The Economist.

Also, scanning the headlines/main pages of the New York Times (in print or on the web) can be useful, I've found, for business trends.

UTNE Reader gives a good overview of the alternative press, and touches on many social/technology/applied science issues before the more popular, mainline press discovers them.
posted by bessiemae at 12:31 PM on September 23, 2013

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