Monthly Archives: November 2003

Essential details about this site and its proprietor

November 22, 2003
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I’m the one to blame for this mess. If you’re a newspaper editor or anybody else in the news biz you’re apt to find interesting stuff. If you’re a media critic you might glean insight into the thought processes of a working newspaperman. If you’re looking for evidence of the International Liberal Media Conspiracy,...

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On the genius of Dr. Seuss

November 21, 2003
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… and how we do ourselves few compliments by trying to walk in his shoes. Nicole and Clay agree we’re not exactly clever when we get all Seussian in regards to the “Cat in the Hat” movie. In deference to Mr. Blanchard, I made a weak attempt to discourage similar hilarity on our desk,...

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Enough with the Michael Jackson crap

November 21, 2003
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Yesterday CNN devoted three hours of airtime to Michael Jackson arriving to be charged, leaving to return to Vegas, and physically returning to Vegas. As it was playing on the newsroom TV I erupted in a small of fit high dudgeon, but I thought I was over it. This morning I’m pissed all over...

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Job update

November 20, 2003
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Newspaper Association of America: Online editor Dolby Laboratories: Senior copy editor Entertaiment weekly: Associate editor Popular Science: Assistant editor Dallas Morning News: Assistant news editor San Jose Mercury News: Copy editors Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Features designer Bakersfield Californian: Assistant city editor Riverside Press-Enterprise: Page One designer

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Blogging 101

November 20, 2003
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Five sure ways to drive up your hit count: Say nasty things about celebrities Say nasty things about politicians Say nasty things about the news media Say nasty things about Microsoft Say nasty things about Apple Anybody sense a pattern here?

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Did I call that or what?

November 20, 2003
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The right-wing radio jock also said he used some of the loot to remodel his $24 million palace in Palm Beach. Yesterday’s post on Rush and his cash.

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Resistance is futile

November 20, 2003
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You will be converged. This is a story about how online newsies are finding their way back where they belong: in the newsroom with the rest of us losers.

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Shaw on where the L.A. Times has improved

November 20, 2003
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Journalismjobs.com interviews Los Angeles Times media critic David Shaw. JournalismJobs.com: Has the Los Angeles Times become a better paper since the Tribune Company acquired it in 2000 and John Carroll took over? David Shaw: I think the L.A. Times under John Carroll, Dean Baquet, features editors John Montorio and Rick Flaste and publisher John...

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Stick to your knitting

November 20, 2003
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Olive Press reports it’s all the rage.

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More on nano in the news

November 20, 2003
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NanoBot Howard Lovy links to reportage at a newspaper in Oregon that is dipping its toes into the nanotechnology story. The story is neither sexy nor funny; I just want to be able to say, in the year 2020, “oh, yeah, I got nano from the get-go.”

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