Busy, intelligent people need good news filters

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This ad over on a Slate article immediately caught my eye.

One of the assertions it makes about The Week, apparently a WSJ publication, is that it’s “like ‘Cliff’s Notes’ for intelligent, busy people.” This resonated very deeply with me, because I think about the issue of content overload quite a bit.

In an age where “busy, intelligent people” seemingly have endless choices in terms of where they get their news and information from, good filters (or good aggregators) become a vital necessity. What I’ve learned from my news consumer interview series (linked on the sidebar to your left) is that the most savvy news consumers have great places and people to go to for their Cliff’s Notes.

I almost feel like this a skill that is basically lacking in some of their contemporaries though. Perhaps one day we can teach it in school :-)

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