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Friday, August 15, 2014

Not law - "It's a true fact!!! People who edit things no longer neeeded"

Into the ILB "Not Law but Interesting" category goes this column from Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News, sent to the ILB by a reader. Don't miss reading it in full! A few quotes:

One of the most powerful and strongest companies in the field of newspapering, Gannet, last week announced what it is calling euphamystically "the newsroom of the future." Just like like my Internet blog, they are getting rid of the centerman in order that which they may bring the news directly to you. I was going to do some analyzing of their announcement but since I also have other blog posts -- including my take on the constitutional crisis in Iraq as well as a cool break-dancing video -- circling the place where airplanes land, I'm going to speed up the process with a technique that I call (and I should copywrite this so its not plagerized) "cuttting and pasting." * * *

In other worlds, newspapering companies like Gannettt are finally getting what we do best at Attywood, which is to break all the old rules -- the anarchic constrictures of fairness, balance, and even gramacality. That way we are free at last, free at last to carry on the words that Martin Luthor King once uttered in his 1942 "I Have a Dream" speech, to affect the comfortable and comfort the affected. C'mon, people who practice journalism, we can do this. Win this one for the Gimper!

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 15, 2014 12:18 PM
Posted to General News