Young at mind
: The founder of amNewYork, one of the many free minipapers spreading across the country, tells Time:
“What these kids like is fast, blather free and unbiased,” he says. “Something to give them a good, comprehensive scan of the country in 20 minutes.”
Well, I’d say that’s true not only of “these kids” but of everyone: Who wants to waste time reading the news just because writers and editors like to blather? That’s why Metro and similar papers have succeeded around the world. That’s why the Web has succeeded as a news medium! Just because it’s short, that doesn’t mean it’s young (or dumb); short is efficient.