Friday, July 01, 2005

A Modest Proposal

Metroland, for all its virtues, is a little dry in the news section ---but let's face it, most people don't pick up the Capital Region's favorite alt weekly for the journalism. That said, I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection.

Instead of printing the paper's adult advertising in that handy disposable pull-out, why not just put the grown-up stuff in the paper and print the news stories on a four page insert. This way, when people pick up their copy, they could throw away the news and keep all the useful content: reviews of music and restaurants, arts listings, the personals, and so on.

I strongly encourage the publisher to consider this approach to restructuring Metroland ---if he hasn't already.