Unless I missed something, the Star‘s FYI Section unleashed a spanking new creation today called "A & E (Wednesday)." How to describe the single page (plus jump) insert in the paper’s all-important food section?
Frankly, it’s kinda hard to be kind.
On one hand FYI looks to be trying to glean hipness currency off social media like Twitter. But with 9 day-old Tweets? And 9 day-old comments off the newspaper’s music blog? The very nature and immediacy of those mediums – regurgitated in ultra late-to-the-party print pages – only serves to remind readers of how far behind they are, waiting for the Star to hit their driveways.
So that’s pretty lame.
And speaking of dated and waiting, the new section’s centerpiece – a Los Angeles Times story about the Showtime series "Nurse Jackie" – is so old you wonder how they dared run it.
How old you ask? More than two weeks!
You could have read the story online 16 days earlier when the Times released it on March 28th.
Hey, at least pop singer Eliza Doolittle’s Q&A from the Los Angeles Times was only four days-old.