Friday, December 12, 2008

Newsweek to Become Ideaweek?

A great closing line in a Wall Street Journal online story (sub. req.) today about employee buyouts at Newsweek magazine.

"The magazine, which is likely to adopt a more contemporary look with more photos, will continue its shift away from costly news-gathering toward a more provocative, idea-driven editorial approach."

Wonderful. More people generating "ideas" on a narrower and narrower base of facts.

Can everyone decide to sell farm equipment while fewer and fewer people actually farm? I guess we're about to find out.