Mangan’s memoirs

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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Concert account

November 9, 2003
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We saw Ramsey Lewis and Nancy Wilson. Summed up here.

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Another concert review

October 27, 2003
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I went to Neil Young’s annual benefit concert for the Bridge School, which does good deeds for disabled kids. Check it out if you’re easily amused.

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A new look

October 22, 2003
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Scott Shepler, the guy who drew the signature image on my homepage, came through with perhaps the world’s only illustration of an editor printing the chaff. Naturally I had to redesign the whole page to make the visual work … what other way is there to do things? This was Scott’s first draft, though...

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Let’s play movie reviewer

October 12, 2003
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I saw “School of Rock.” It’s reviewed here.

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A flashback

October 11, 2003
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I mentioned getting flashbacks in the post below, so here’s my recounting of the worst correction I ever caused. It was a Friday on the Tampa Tribune’s County Desk, where we put out six zoned sections a day. Normally a layout person would do one section but if we were shorthanded somebody’d have to...

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How I tried to be a music writer for a day

October 6, 2003
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… or maybe just a music blogger. If you’ve got some time to kill, check out my account of a day spent at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

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Back under the radar

October 3, 2003
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Wasn’t that some fun we had yesterday? Got a bit of notice from the Romenesko link … visitor count quadrupled but the numbers are still a dribble: 160 visits Wednesday, 640 on Thursday. My gut feeling is people are sick of hearing about bloggers and their run-ins with their bosses. I’m sure I got...

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Tampa Trib bloggers saying bye-bye

October 2, 2003
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All three Tampa Trib bloggers are closing up shop: Daily Dave, Clay and Side Salad. 11 a.m. PST UPDATE: Click on comments for updates that clear up most of this and go two-thirds of the way toward exculpating Trib bosses. 12:15 p.m. PST UPDATE:Daily Dave explains that some of his posts gave Trib managers...

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What I did for fun yesterday

September 28, 2003
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Took lots of pictures of appealing (and appalling) stuff done to cars.

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