Sunday, August 2, 2009
Inside Baseball - So You Wanna be a Journalist?
Holy Crap, I just read the Op-Ed in today's NY Times by their Public Editor Clark Hoyt (the position they created after the fiasco a few years ago) about the train wreck of errors in the recent Cronkite obituary. As much as I like to see the smug liberal Times stumble ocassionally, this piece really demonstrates how hard it is to be a real live journalist - working multiple stories, on deadline - and to be a real newspaper with fact checkers, copy editors, deputy culture editors, late shift editors, etc. It is an amazing look at the inner workings of a major newspaper and a reminder that blogging is not reporting, or at least not the blogging I do. Being the paper of record is a responsibility the Times takes very seriously. Which is why I read it every day.