post-pdf reads: Obama, paper-boy?

10 May

Interesting piece by Frank Rich on … the future of the media.

I’m not sure if there’s anything new to glean from Rich on this topic that has been beaten to death, but he tells of how movies adapted when TV was the threat, known as “the monster:”

And yet in 2009, Hollywood movie studios, radio and the Broadway theater, though smaller and much changed, are not dead. They learned to adapt and to collaborate with the monster.

He argues that someone has to “foot the bill” for expensive news. I guess I’ve heard it all before. But it’s still a good read.

And here’s another journalism-related read, Dowd this time, referring to Barack Spock.

This was the part that really mattered to me, though:

Once, during his campaign trip to Europe, Mr. Obama told me that he had briefly sold subscriptions to The New York Times when he was at Columbia University to help pay for school, but confessed he wasn’t very good at it.

Sounds a bit like the story of PrezBo, the newspaper janitor?

Anyway. Done with year in review, back to papers tomorrow. ‘Night.


One Response to “post-pdf reads: Obama, paper-boy?”

  1. Expenoioninue May 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Rather good idea

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