If you seek a shorter New York Times, try TimesDigest.

Media criticism.
June 26 2007 5:55 PM

The Shorter New York Times

All the news that fits in a smaller space.

(Continued from Page 1)

Do a TimesDigest edit on me: Paste this wordy 740-word column into your word processor, edit out two-thirds of it, and post the results to "The Fray,"Slate'sreader forum (registration is required). Later, I'll use this sign-off to link to the best, the worst, and the most obnoxious edits. As always, feel free to send e-mail to slate.pressbox@gmail.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name in The Fray, Slate's readers' forum, in a future article, or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com.