A friend of mine is an editor for a local daily newspaper. We joke sometimes about what passes for newsworthy content these days. Recently, she sent me this ditty--her take on a behind-the-scenes conversation between editor and writer Henry Alford at the New York Times which resulted in yet another bit of journalist fluff. This particular bit of fluff was written by Alford under the title of Is Anyone There?
As an Editor and Publisher, I know coming up with new things to write about can be difficult, particularly in July and particularly when it is really hot and you would rather be on vacation. But still...well, I guess the title of the piece begs the question.
Suggestion--if you haven't read the article by Alford yet, read that article first and then come back to read the scenario.