Journalists on Self-Care, Political Reporting & Why KUWTK Helps

Here’s how they weather turbulent tweet storms and more

Alanna Evans

In the past few months, we’ve seen a new administration descend upon Washington, D.C.—including a POTUS who updates his social media round-the-clock. Coping with a 24-hour news cycle is nothing new for journalists, but an ever-tweeting commander-in-chief + a divided America + an army of faceless internet trolls can take a toll on even the stoniest reporter.

So we asked a handful of journalists who are active on Twitter how they self-soothe after a hard day’s (or night’s) work. While a stiff drink does the trick for some, a surprising number of people mentioned Keeping Up with the Kardashians as a coping mechanism.

No matter your daily grind, read on for creative takes on self-care during trying times.

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