Monthly Archives: September 2003

Stuck at work…

September 30, 2003
By tom

… which means I’ll have to do some actual newspapering for the next eight hours or so (Thanks, CCI, you bring so much meaning to my life). After that I’ll probably need major couch time, so this could be the last update till tomorrow.

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What we can learn from the Peoria Pundit

September 30, 2003
By tom

Here’s a guy who is the only blogger covering the media in my hometown, a metro area of some 300,000 (Bill will know precisely, he’s good about that stuff). His current blog archives date to January 2002, so plenty of Peorians have had a chance to check out his site; the local media have...

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8-minute dating revisited

September 29, 2003
By tom

Tequila Mockingbird is at it again. Loved this wonderful aside on her comments page: there must be something in the marketing material that these men interpreted differently. they seem to be under the impression that the 8 minutes represents an entire condensed dating relationship. that would explain why somewhere around the third minute they...

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More journo-links

September 29, 2003
By tom

Michelle Nicolosi’s Insert Text Here has a ton of handy clicks. One reason Michelle is one of the coolest people on earth: she is perhaps the only person anywhere who has won a Pulitzer Prize and served as a CCI super user.

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What do you call the time when…

September 29, 2003
By tom

… you’re doing nothing waiting for the pagination system to come back up? Downtime isn’t industry-specific enough. (Brought to you by the 327th annoying CCI breakdown.) It gets worse: CCI’s down and they don’t know how to bring it back up. Should be a real fun afternoon (first print deadline in five hours). Final...

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More on the Bee blogs

September 29, 2003
By tom

The Sacramento Bee’s ombudsman, who got everybody worked up last week, explains himself this week. Speaking of the Bee’s online adventures, they’re looking for an assistant content manager.

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Les Gapay update

September 29, 2003
By tom

The L.A. Times has his cellphone number, as does NPR. I, however, do not. A couple minutes ago I fielded the second inquiry from a radio producer trying to get Gapay on the air. I’m flattered by the attention, folks, but alas I have no info on the guy. If anybody has any ideas...

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Craig on the Raiders’ comeback win

September 29, 2003
By tom

The Oakland Raiders staged a stunning comeback yesterday, scoring two touchdowns in the final six minutes and winning in overtime. Here’s Craig Lancaster’s story. And now, for the excerpts: With 5:59 left in the fourth quarter Sunday, the Raiders were staring down the barrel of yet another loss. Jerry Rice stared down his teammates...

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Getting Spanish into English

September 28, 2003
By tom

Infomaniac provides this useful link. Useful because, well, if you leave the little squiggle off the top of the letter n, “year” becomes “asshole.”

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In sporting news…

September 28, 2003
By tom

… the Detroit Tigers won today, allowing them to avoid matching the Mets’ record for losingest season. If it’d been me, I’d have thrown a couple of those last games to break the record. At least they notice you if you’re the all-time worst, but nobody remembers the team that comes in next-to-last.

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