Media Diet is an experimental site by Mark Hurst.

The goal of Media Diet is to pull together multiple sources on a given topic as it develops over weeks or months. As Princeton historian Julian Zelizer put it, "We are in desperate need of long-term perspective, reminders of the big developments that get swamped in the daily chaos, and of assistance in putting the different pieces of the news together."


Corona, Year 1: A record of the Covid-19 epidemic, early 2020 through early 2021. Last updated June 1, 2021.

    • What caused the crisis
    • Explainers
    • Who acted well
    • Who acted poorly
    • What comes next

Bill Gates: Last updated June 8, 2021

Slack: Last updated March 24, 2021

Juul: Last updated November 1, 2020

Videos: Last updated May 10, 2021

Insightful Reads: Last updated Dec 2019