Media Watch: Dude, Where's My News?

If you're like me--between 18 and 34 years old--market research says you may not have a long enough attention span to finish this sentence. Print media are bleeding young readers, which has prompted publications--Maxim, Blender, FHM--to offer bite-size stories, so that as little text as possible gets between us and the ads. As of last week, the young and content--averse of Chicago have two daily tabloids to skim. RedEye, owned by the city's patrician daily the Tribune, was announced first; Red Streak, from the Sun-Times, was rushed out to play catch-up. Red Streak, which included an article on how to cheat...

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