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December 04, 2008


Michael Josefowicz

Maybe the kernel is : "It’s worth waiting for this week’s New Yorker. Not so the morning paper, anymore."

So, suppose gave up on the "news", and put all their focus on either becoming shoppers, which seem to be doing fine, or becoming the New Yorker. But calling it the Topekan, or the Miamain, or wherever they seem to be.

They have the journo talent, maybe? They have the editorial talent? Maybe. If they don't get it and pay for it.

Free journos to do what they are supposed to do. And forget about the rest.

Oh yes, and have a website to sell stuff, not aggregate eyeballs for advertising.

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