Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed New Yorker editor and author of the novel “Please Step Back” Ben Greenman to discuss the biggest media headlines of the day.
First the team discussed a Times of London story about a Morgan Stanley intern’s report on teenager’s Twitter use — or lack thereof. “The sample size is tiny,” Greenman pointed out. “The thing about it that struck me is that someone is woefully behind the curve still, whether it’s the bankers who think that this report matters…or the newspaper that reports it…Go somewhere where the habits are different…and you might get a different report that will shock people in another way.”
Also discussed: BusinessWeek‘s possible sale and the New Yorker‘s plan to survive the recent media downturn.
Greenman also talked about his new novel, which is based in the 1960’s and 1970’s and follows the life of a funk rock star loosely based on Sly Stone. “At that time, top music was at the center of a lot of different conversations about race relations and about Vietnam and about political upheaval and youth culture,” Greenman explained.
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