Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Navel-Gazing Nerds

I just love it when newspapers navel-gaze and write front-page articles about how newspapers cover things.
 
And by love it I mean that while I may find it interesting, I would venture that most people don't really care about how the news media is coping, just that the newspaper comes to their stoop every morning--if they care that much. I would also venture that most people, myself included, don't really care for the awful alliteration of "The Buzz on the Bus: Pinched, Press Steps Off."
 
I did, however, like this graf:

For anyone familiar with "The Boys on the Bus," Timothy Crouse's rollicking account of the reporters from papers large and small who provided blanket coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign — or with later accounts that noted the prominence of girls on the bus, and the swapping of typewriters for laptops by nerds on the bus — the presence of relatively few print reporters on the candidates' buses and planes this year is striking.

 
I take pride in my nerdiness and like to see others do the same.

2 Comments:

At 3/27/08, 7:23 AM, Blogger Scraps said...

The thing is, even though you're a copy editor, you're definitely not a nerd. Just so you know. :)

 
At 3/27/08, 7:49 AM, Blogger K said...

I disagree. You're the nerdiest nerd I know... except for me. And maybe all our other friends.

 

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