Listen Up: How Taylor Lorenz Turned Her Tumblr Obsession into an NYT Reporting Gig
Aaand we’re back! In this first post-hiatus episode, we’re talking tech with Taylor Lorenz, an incoming reporter for The New York Times whose byline has been synonymous with “ooh, this is going to be good!” for us for years. Listen in to hear how Tumblr (throwback, huh?) literally changed her career path and how she always gets the digital-world goss before the rest of us do.
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Catch up on some of our very favorite of Taylor’s stories—from how teens are talking shit in the comments of Google docs and AirDropping memes to strangers to which TikTok stars are gonna be huge. Also, what happens when kids realize their parents have been sharing info about them for their whole lives?
Speaking of TikTok: Taylor also recommends following fellow reporters Kahlan Rosenblatt at NBC, Rebecca Jennings at Vox, and Brad Esposito at Pedestrian for all the explainers.
Hear more about Taylor’s extensive Instagram reporting tactics on the Longform podcast.
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