florafloraflora (florafloraflora) wrote,
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The Sensible and the Insane

Two ends of the spectrum in today's New York Times:

First, here's what strikes me as a smart proposal to reincorporate newspapers as nonprofits. Strong news reporting is a public good. Stories aren't going to report themselves, and web ads can't cover the cost of keeping bureaus around the world and digging up the tough news here at home. I used to subscribe to Times Select and I'd still be happy to pay a little to read a lot of the stories out there. But so many readers have gotten used to the idea of reading news for free that I don't think there's any stuffing the genie back into the bottle. Nonprofit newspapers sound like a good alternative to all-Brangelina-and-açaí-all-the-time. And maybe a nonprofit NYT would feel free to lay off the sycophantic stories about multimillion-dollar living-room makeovers and travel stories about the mud baths of Papua New Guinea.

And then... I wish I'd never seen this. I think it's safe to say we can, uh, stick a fork in the bacon trend now.
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