- Rachel:It's a big news day! So much stuff going on in the world today. So much stuff I'm not sure how we're gonna fit it all in to the show tonight. Just, wow!
Rachel Maddow every night:
Asked by students what kind of major she looks for in a successful job candidate, Rachel Maddow, the popular television host and best-selling author, did not hesitate in her answer. “I look for people who have done mathematics. Philosophy. Languages.
“And really,” she concluded, “History is kind of the king.”
“It’s not to say that technological innovation is not a creative enterprise,” she added. “Google changed the world, absolutely. But it didn’t make the world. It organized it.
“And that’s great, but if you’re not creating things, and all you do is organize other people’s stuff, then you’re Wikipedia. And Wikipedia is awesome, but who is going to write the stuff that goes into Wikipedia?”
Nonetheless, Maddow praised technology for revolutionizing the way people can access content and locate facts: “The landscape for new cultural creation has never been richer because of technological and organizational advances.”
In the end, however, content creators win the day. “I need good writers rather than good web designers. And they are much harder to find.””
And so began Annie’s pursuit of becoming a content writer for Rachel Maddow…(via lilmissanno)