Editors, and how bad ones are ruining the newspaper business
If I had to sum up journalism's future (or even now, for that matter) in one word, it would be: Internet.Another word: blogs.This transition reminds me of a line from the film Boogie Nights as an adult film director learns about how videotape and amateurs will be the future of his industry.
Funny, never saw the movie Boogie Nights, but did interview Burt Reynolds shortly after he completed his part in the movie.The interview was arranged by Don Williamson (long before he was Flint's mayor) as a promotional story for the new "Bandit" series trucks that Patsy Lou Williamson's dealership was selling.Way off topic and not relevant, but hey, it's my blog.
I never saw it either, (a high school friend did and I read some of the dialogue off IMDB), since it seemed a bit too raunchy. The point is that a person has to keep on top of the changes or he'll get left in the dust. The friend was telling me how Reynolds' character saw himself as an artist who would only make adult movies on film, but at the end he reluctantly agreed to switch to videotape since he realized that was the only way to survive.I've heard mixed things about Reynolds. Some say he's a jerk while one former prisoner at Georgia State Penitentiary (and the author of "Twice Pardoned") talked about working with Reynolds on The Longest Yard and how nice he was.
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