Editors, and how bad ones are ruining the newspaper business
So this unprofessional idiot never heard about paraphrasing an interviewee's remarks? What an asshat. He should never be employed in journalism again.
Have a good time on your trip! Your Eldest
So now you have to approve all the messages on this site? Boo
I have had comment moderation on this site for, oh, four years. Just for the record in all that time out of the hundreds of comments I've maybe axed two of them for (1) being SPAM and (2) the use of really foul language.I have never axed a comment because it disagreed with my opinion.My blog, my rules. Sorry.
I agree with the gent from Forbes: The non-apology apology is nearly as bad as the original offense.Although this has less to do with journalism experience and more with ethics. It's not right to steal anything, whether it's grapes at the supermarket or the work of an author, lyricist or journalist.
I once worked at a newspaper where, shortly before I was let go, I submitted a story about a girl who played rubgy. The following week, the story and photos were published under someone else’s byline—never mind I submitted them under my own name. I squawked but I don’t know if they ever corrected it. My editor at that time was without question the most unprofessional person I’ve ever worked with in journalism.
Don't know if this will make you any happier, but all, or nearly all of my thousands of bylines at the Flint Journal are filed online under the byline of the person who posted them in the computer office.I was told this was a quirk of the system and not an attempt to deprive credit. Seems ridiculous, but that is what passes for Internet Journalism at Booth and Advance.
Yep. I've seen that also, Jim. I used to freelance for the Journal, and they told me it was a glitch they'd fix. I even posted in the comment section of some that I was the real author of the story. To me, it's laziness on the Journal's part.
I was a freelancer for the Kalamazoo Gazette and many of my articles were published online under another person's name. It's really a kick in the pants when they try to pay you beans and then the story is under another name! Booth/Advance has sunk low and they're getting lower by the day.
The same infuriating glitch happened to staff writers' work Boothwide. Epic fail during some MLive "upgrade" in 2009 or thereabouts. They kept promising to go back and fix it, but that never happened.
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