Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The competition for our attention is having its effects

Today’s “Press Democrat” newspaper has a new feature: advertising on the front page. The editors explain “(A)n advertisement will run occasionally at the bottom of the main page, reflecting a trend in newspapers across the country…” Since their parent is the New York Times, they can honestly make such a statement, even if they themselves are creating the trend. News and information is a luxury, advertising is a necessity.

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