Term of the day: Nerfball

September 15, 2003
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What we just decided Oprah was serving up to Arnold in today’s interview on her show, the highlight of which was Arnold saying working out was better than coming.

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Sign o’ the times

September 15, 2003
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Editor & Publisher is going from weekly to monthly You need look no further than my job links pages to know why: the only reason anybody bought E&P was for the help-wanted ads, which are conspicuously available all sorts of places besides E&P, and much easier to find, and free to job seekers. Of...

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Career advice

September 15, 2003
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This is an excerpt from an e-mail I sent to a colleague who was wondering about job opportunities in certain papers. If you get called for an interview, check out the ages of the people who work there… if there are lots of people who look to be late 30s and older, it means...

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Get over it

September 15, 2003
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Stylin’ & Smilin’ insists we continue to replace “over” with “more than.” I still do it reflexively, out of loyalty to my favorite professors or something, but I think this battle is lost. “Over” was come to mean “more than” in the same way that temperatures have taken on the ability to be hot...

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Small world dept.

September 15, 2003
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Side Salad on Tampa’s Press Box. Simply the best place on earth to watch the Final Four and live for the day by consuming things that take years off your life.

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Funny is as funny does

September 15, 2003
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… and Mondo Winkie’s at it again.

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Bunch of links on the California recall

September 15, 2003
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At Journalism.org. An update: wouldn’t you know that there’d be actual news on the one day I linked to a site that hasn’t been updated in a week.

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Mario Garcia on why newspapers change

September 15, 2003
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And why a redesign was imposed on the good people of Miami. (Link via the Journalism Blog)Here’s the Herald’s guide to the redesign.

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Tech at its finest

September 15, 2003
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So I click on this link at Editor and Publisher about the Denver Post’s new web site (more like a newspaper, they say), then I click on the link for the actual site and it won’t load. And I wonder: what is it about newspapers that causes them to buy crappy technology that drives...

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What’s your newsroom look like?

September 15, 2003
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CJR has a few pictures you can use for comparison.

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Missiles and gasoline

September 15, 2003
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Sure, it’s guy talk, but there’s an interesting thread about both at testycopyeditors.com

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Maud’s grandma’s favorite sayings

September 14, 2003
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These are pretty darn funny. I got great laughts on the metro desk on night when I mentioned that one of my grandma’s favorite sayings was, “stirrin’ up shit just makes it smell worse.”

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Where you came from

September 14, 2003
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My old blogs at http://tom.mangan.com/ and http://tom.mangan.com/printsthechaff will remain posted indefinitely, so don’t worry about having missed anything. Of course all those links will be out of date in a week, but what’s the Web without a few dead links, right?

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Hi all, this is the new place

September 14, 2003
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It’s hosted on my own domain at http://tommangan.net. The full links title is http://tommangan.net/printsthechaff. The main advantage of this setup is that it has a good comments engine and a searchable database of all posts made to the blog. As this is the first official blog entry, there won’t be much to search on,...

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