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Pssst! Wanna buy a piece of my newspaper’s front page?

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If you pick up today’s Women’s Wear Daily, you’ll find an ad one and a half inches deep across the bottom of the front page. The ad’s for a Cartier Love bracelet, a pricey token of undying devotion secured around your loved one’s wrist with a screwdriver. Even Katie Holmes wears one.

What, you say? A front-page advertisement? Good lord, say it ain’t so! Well, when the Wall Street Journal began letting ads invade Page One last year, I doth protested, headlining an earlier post “The world’s gonna end now. Really.”

I guess I’d better get used to front-page ads, ’cause everyone’s doin’ it now. Score this win for the media moguls, not the newsroom.
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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 7, 2007 at 2:18 pm

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