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Dec. 10, 2008, 11:35 a.m.

Morning Links: December 10, 2008

Jeff Jarvis responds to the Tribune bankruptcy. A smart piece, I think, but I’d quarrel with this:

Some [newspapers] are looking at stopping publishing a day or two (which is just stupid: news never happens on Mondays?).

The point of cutting back days is not that “news never happens on Mondays.” It’s that printing a newspaper isn’t profitable on Mondays. There’d still be a little thing called a web site. I’d think Jeff would be more platform-agnostic on that point.

— CJR interviews neuroscientist Michael Posner about how our attention gets allocated.

— Google, in its omnivorous quest to contain all media, starts hosting searchable archives of magazines. Go search the back issues of New York for some vintage Tom Wolfe.

POSTED     Dec. 10, 2008, 11:35 a.m.
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