This week, a popular journalism how-to blog, 10,000 Words, advised writers to start lurking on the site: “Reddit is an Internet firehose . . . there always seems to be a good story waiting there.” Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian tweeted a link to the story and wrote, “It finally happened. Journalism article about how @reddit is great for finding story ideas. Jig is up!”
So, if the jig really is up, then I can’t feel bad advising everyone to head over there. It’s a glorious, messy source of information. Just all I ask: Next time you see me on there, vote me up.
Thanks for writing, Melissa. Bonus points for posting a question on /r/askreddit ahead of time to get feedback.