Slate Ends Print News Summaries; Will Offer Thrice-Daily Recaps Instead


Slate magazine has retired one of the earliest news aggregators, as its daily print news summary Today’s Papers is making way for The Slatest. The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) Company-owned online mag’s editor David Plotz tells the NYT that news moves a lot faster these days than it did 12 years ago, when the once-a-day newspaper and magazine round-up debuted. Therefore, The Slatest will be updated three times a day, along with a Twitter feed. The change, which has been in the works for a year, isn’t a commentary on the importance of newspapers. However, Plotz says it does reflect that in a constantly moving 24-hour news cycle, “the daily newspaper is only one part of the news universe. That

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