Morning Media Mix

NewspapersIt’s Memorial Day Monday and the sun is (finally) out. So of course it’s the perfect time to catch up on some media news. Right? Well, sure.Especially since, because of the way we live now, we are less able to unplug and take a break than ever. You are probably working right now!

Bob Sullivan, a columnist at NBC News wrote a well-timed piece about how the smart phone killed the three day weekend. According to new research, “we can barely get through three waking hours without working.” There is more about how we are always checking our phones and can’t unplug. Worth reading, especially if you want a three or four minute break from working, but don’t feel like taking an actual break from reading the Internet. (NBC.Com).

In other news…

Al Jazzera America plans to cover American News. (The New York Times)

Major British supermarket chains could face harassment complaints over lads’ mags (The Guardian)

The New York Times is still talking about Snowfall. (Capital NY)

What’s wrong with MSNBC? Maybe it’s Morning Joe. (Salon)

Like Groupon, but for  books: apparently, what works for Marc Jacobs sunglasses works for e-books, too. (The New York Times)