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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Point / Counterpoint on the Evolution of Media

Two observations from this past weekend about a topic we mention from time to time on this blog.

1. We have talked at length as the occasion presents itself about the need for newspapers to reinvent themselves as we enter the digital age.  There was a statistic in Time magazine that I read over the weekend that underscores this - 69% of people say the loss of their local newspaper would not hinder their ability to find news.

2. On the flipside of this are all the drawbacks of newer media including the lack of in-depth writing and reporting, the need to keep our ever shorter attention spans in check long enough to develop something more than a passing a thought, etc, etc.  Or the criticism which is near and dear to our heart at FTM ()being a blog with open and anonymous comments) - keeping knuckleheads from hijacking a free flow of thoughts and ideas about a post.  It is in this spirit that I present to you a short take on this phenomenon from Saturday Night Live this weekend:

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