Oh man, I thought I put in a redirect post AGES AGO, but I guess not. Please visit my current blog at www.gossipandvice.com.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
— Hunter S. Thompson’s 1958 cover letter
for a newspaper job (via BoingBoing)
Speaking of NPR … my favorite song about a debaucherous night in the life of a NPR employee:
As a devoted NPR listener and someone who works at an NPR affiliate station , I love this recent Slate piece by Farhad Manjoo about the comments snooty listeners make anytime anything remotely pop culture comes on the air.
But, I almost equally love this comment below the story:
“For proof that NPR letter-writers are the stodgiest, whiniest, most self-importantly insufferable snobs of all time…”
…Says the author who recently wrote an article on the imbecility of anyone who uses two spaces after a period.
Best be careful, you’re over 30 now. Self-important insufferability may just be sneaking up on you too.”
Hahahaha, while I agree with the double spacing lament (I fix that shit every day at my afore mentioned place of employment), it was a pretty insufferable article — one that, of course, all my NPR-listening friends passed around.
One more month until my graduate thesis is due. It’s titled “Entrepreneurial Journalism: In Search of Something Totally New,” and you can check out what I’ve done so far HERE.
And, if you have 10 minutes, please fill out my SURVEY.
T-minus 75 days until graduation (and a couple weeks after that, fulfilling every journalists’ dream of working at the New York Times … even if it is as a 32-year-old intern).