Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DFW, DC and VF

In case any of you are inclined to read more on David Foster Wallace, the writer who wrote the piece that we read about the Maine Lobster Festival from Gourmet, here's a longish story from the New Yorker about Wallace's career and his struggle with depression.

And here's David Carr's Media Equation column from Monday's New York Times in which he again articulates the logic behind his micro-payment proposal and how it's seemingly the only idea that will save newspapers.

And, while we're at it, here's a fantastic Virginia Heffernan column that came to mind after our discussion Tuesday regarding different newspaper policies with respect to reader comments and how to edit, clean-up or attribute them. Very funny, smart and insightful as always.

... OK, and one more. This just went up on the NY Times site about 20 minutes ago, and it offers more dire news for newspapers.

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