I’m Dave Pell. I share daily news in the NextDraft Newsletter and I just wrote a book about the craziest media year in American history. AMA
I've been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. I write NextDraft, a newsletter offering a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news. I spend so much dive diving headfirst into the news tsunami that my readers know me as the Managing Editor of the Internet. This news addiction led me to write Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year That Wouldn’t End. It’s a time capsule and a real-time ride through the maddening hell that was the 2020 news cycle—when historic turmoil and media mania stretched American sanity, democracy, and toilet paper. I live in the Bay Area with lives my wife, two kids, two cats, two beagles, and two broadband providers (in case one ever goes down).