This is probably more of a PR stunt than an actual attempt to make money, but starting Monday you’ll be able to order T-shirts featuring CNN headlines, along with a timestamp on when you saw the news. B&C has more:
By clicking on a new T-shirt icon that will accompany the headlines, news fans can order a custom crew-neck — in black, white or grey — emblazoned with the headline along with the slogan, “I just saw it on CNN.com,” and the time stamp from the moment they clicked.
This is something I would expect in the timecrunched blogosphere, not from CNN, but fine, let’s just take it as proof that old media is learning, shall we?
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