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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Hirschorn Talks About Newsweeklies

The Atlantic's Michael Hirschorn -- formerly of VH1 and Spin -- has probably forgotten more about the media than most people will ever know. Michael, whom this blogger has met, is an interesting guy. As The Observer's Felix Gillette has written: "(H)ow did Mr. Hirschorn — who earned a master’s degree in comparative literature from Columbia University, producing a thesis that analyzed a linguistic riddle in Nabokov’s Pale Fire — get from studying the language of Vladimir Nabokov to subtitling the language of Flavor Flav?"

Here Hirschorn talks about the state of newsweeklies like Time, Newsweek and The Economist.

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