Just read the June Network News, an electronic newsletter edited by Karen Corday and the Sloan Work and Family Research Network at Boston College. The newsletter provides an informative and thought-provoking interview with Maggie Jackson about her new book, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention.

Here’s information about Maggie Jackson from the interview:

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist known for her penetrating coverage of U.S. social issues. She writes the popular “Balancing Acts” column in the Sunday Boston Globe, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Gastronomica and on National Public Radio. Her latest book, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, details the steep costs of our current epidemic deficits of attention, while revealing the astonishing scientific discoveries that can help us rekindle our powers of focus in a world of speed and overload. Her acclaimed first book, What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age, examined the loss of home as a refuge.

Also featured in the newsletter is an article by Jessica Glenn of Workplace Flexibility 2010. She writes about that organization’s new community policy forums.

by Rob Jewell