Jared McKiernan graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a bachelor’s in journalism in 2013, but remains a student of all things media. He cares about journalism that improves the reader’s life on some scale, whether large or small. Some of his favorite reads are ProPublica, The New York Times (especially the Media Equation column) and The Red Bulletin. He also loves bluegrass music, the New England Patriots and testing the limits of his caffeine tolerance. Sarcasm is his language. Speak it, or forever be confused.