Sunday Linkage

You can’t call yourself cutting-edge. Not now, not ever.Some the job ads on Craigslist and journalismjobs.com hurt my brain. This isn’t 1992 anymore. You can’t be all, “BE WORTHY OF OUR AWESOME YOU PEON.” We’re over it.

Dodd strikes back.

Virgo sends this over:About TIME you started taking this idea seriously. And look, it’s not that I think this is perfect or a cure-all, it’s that on balance what we got going on ain’t tearing the world up, so let’s try to run this place decently and well. If that means a switch to nonprofit status in order to remove the bullshit of artificially high expectations from the equation, I don’t know about you but so long as the paper keeps hitting the doorstep in the morning I can’t get too worked up about the rest.

Food porn. I’ve made these for guests and friends several times and they’ve never failed to elicit the kind of look people give you — wonder, gratitude, a sort of religious ecstasy — when you give them free cocaine.

Speaking of religious ecstasy, go readthis right now.

A.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Linkage

  1. I’d swear I saw that “cutting edge” ad agency job listing on the Nashville craigslist. Figured it was one of those places looking for college kids to go door to door and sell fake magazine subscriptions.
    Anyway, this is my favorite recent Craigslist ad:
    “I NEED TO PUT MY INCREDIBLE STORY ON PAPER BEFORE REPOST AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP.
    THANK FOR LOOKING.”
    Yeah, right. Can’t imagine why they aren’t inundated with resumes …

  2. The Other Sarah says:

    Athenae,
    thanks for that recipe.
    Wow.
    I wonder how it would work with butterscotch cake…

  3. Dan says:

    Hi A.

    it’s not that I think this is perfect or a cure-all

    I think the key is going to be coming to terms with the fact that while there’s a fundamental shift underway, the next generation of news delivery won’t be a single, monolithic business model. There’ll be some nonprofit, some blog-type stuff, some online only news orgs like Seattle PI, etc. There’ll be lots of smaller players, and with any luck that will mean a greater diversity of perspective. What’s not to like about that?

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