Wednesday, July 7, 2010

TIME, abrdgd

Link to July 6 Nieman Journalism Lab article, "Time magazine putting up a pay wall to protect print?"

Excerpt: The fact that nearly every major article in the current issue online is now cut short — and that each has the new this-is-an-abridged-magazine-article note — would seem to indicate this is part of a new shift at Time.

Abridged, huh?  So what does this mean?  We're missin' about 2 paragraphs per article?

And then there's this little tidbit from the "Media Decoder" column in the 2/8/2010 New York Times.  Time’s newsstand sales were down 34.9 percent in the last half of 2009, compared to the previous year.  [Emphasis added.]

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