Topic: Mallick - The disappearance of journalism and literacy
Babbler # 560
posted 04 January 2006 09:47 PM
quote:In 1975, the American humourist Nora Ephron compared People magazine, invented the previous year, to a potato chip. It is empty calories, she said. I think she meant it's a takeoff mag: you could read the entire thing in the time between finding your seat and the plane taking off. Thus, I was fascinated this month to sit next to a woman on an Air Canada flight who took a full hour to read an issue of People magazine in which “Kenny Chesney” gives his side of the story.