Jonathan Franzen writing about his buddy David Foster Wallace? Sounds like crack to a certain breed of contemporary-lit fanboy (i.e., me), which might be why The New Yorker picked just such a piece by Franzen to lure readers into “liking” the magazine on Facebook. Well, I like you anyway, New Yorker—you don’t have to seduce me with theatrics. But thanks for the freebie. That and more of yesterday’s news:
- The New Yorker Using Facebook to Attract Long-Form Fans (via PRNewser)
- Public broadcasting emerges largely unscathed in federal budget compromise (via Romenesko)
- Univision to Add Two New Channels (via The Wall Street Journal)
- FairWarning Names Assistant Editor (via Talking Biz News)
- Clonts is new Pioneer Press business editor; Iverson was layoff (via Braublog)
- NPR Issues Social Media Reminder to Employees on Election Day
- Schmoozers Can Save Their Jobs With Social Words Like 'Baseball'
- Joe Cross Shares Content Tips: 'If Your Content is Good, It Will Get Seen'
- TV Executive Dishes When to Resign: 'Am I Learning?'