Good luck, guys.
An early update of media news from around the Internets:
Pigs on the Wing – Howard Kurtz on the fierce outbreak of swine flu coverage. The media, overreact? Maybe. If we’re all dead by next week? Maybe not!
Which of the Buggers to Blame – Is Matt Drudge a hero? How Drudge drove (prefigured?) the media’s wild coverage of the swine flu.
You’ve Got to Be Crazy – Snoutbreak! The Daily Show mocks pig coverage.
Full of Valor – That’d be Max Brantley.
Giving Up – People continue to explore a “nonprofit” option for newspapers.
In the Tank – Is anyone really surprised by this?
Safe Bet? – Meanwhile, investors are betting that small market newspapers are where it’s at. Meanwhile, Warren Buffet knew it was over for major media waaay back in 1992, according to Slate.
Depressing Media Quote of the Week (And It’s Only Tuesday!) – From an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Today, I’m on a panel on careers in journalism for the annual convention of the Arkansas High School Press Association at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. And it’s so weird — it was only a few years ago that I attended the AHSPA convention as an actual high school student!
How long ago was that? Consider that I won an AHSPA on-site competition award for my review of Pink Floyd’s new album, “The Division Bell.” My verdict: A cool “tape.” I hadn’t even heard “Dark Side of the Moon” yet. Naive!
Yep, times were simpler back in the early ’90s, when journalism involved awkward word processing PCs and wax for paste-up. Anyone remember those rolls of hairline tape you used to separate the news briefs column from the nameplate? And the Internet? That was something weird my friend’s mom used a “modem” to access with something called “CompuServe.”
Anyway. Back to the topic at hand. I’ll be joined on the panel by Frank Fellone of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and freelance journo Suzi Parker (who SBB, BTW). And feel free to walk out if any of us start talking about the way it was “back in the day.” Man I hate that.
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