Hello and welcome to episode 38!
Today we talked to Delia Cai, who is the proprietor of the wonderful Substack Deez Links and a growth and trends editor at Buzzfeed. We talked about go-to orders at Dimes, content strategy, why she’s optimistic about the future of the media, the pernicious feeling of needing to catch up to your peers, knowing when things reach their natural end, what it’s like to be in the Substack game, and much more. Arjun and Kevin also had the debate of the century: Vaccine posting etiquette. Thanks for listening.
Delia’s work mentioned in this episode:
Subscriptions start working for the middle, Neiman Lab, 2020
Newsletter internships = the new foot in the door?, Deez Links, 2021
finding asian joy on (duh) tiktok, Deez Links, 2021
>> Diversity Hire Links:
Tammy has a new labor story about the PRO Act
Lauen has been writing about the Amazon piss situation
Hua wrote about basketball podcasts
Marie wrote about rent control
Doreen wrote about Michelle Obama’s new TV show
Rachelle has a cool new podcast
Isabelia covered women in the Brazilian grime scene
Bijan’s latest video game column
Here’s a video Arjun made for Vanity Fair