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Pat’s Papers

Pat Kiernan, one of the morning anchors on NY1, does this thing every day where he reads the New York morning papers (something way more popular on European TV than US). Well, now he’s started a blog, Pat’s Papers, where he does the same thing for the nation’s headlines (along with links to the stories). It’s actually a really good way to get a topline on the days news (the videos are around 5 or 6 minutes) and fits in with an ideas I mentioned last year about people’s motivation for news consumption being mainly social (you consume it to discuss it, therefore you only really need the talking points).

As a side note, apparently Kiernan is also a bit of a NYC cult star. Who knew?

December 10, 2008