Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday Stuff

A Second Look. Last weekend, we brought you a report from the Nieman narrative journalism conference by our friend Maria Stewart. Here's another take on that same conference.

One Giant Considers Another. Pete Hamill on A.J. Liebling. It's worth listening to, folks.

Where's the Outrage?

Bravo for the TSA. I think anyone stupid enough to mutilate themselves with nipple piercings deserves everything she gets. Do I sound harsh? Sorry. For all I know, 80 percent of my readers may do the same bizarre things to their bodies (though I rather doubt it), and perhaps I'll be down to a handful of you gentle unpierced souls starting tomorrow. So be it.

Time to Update, Folks. Here's a classic example of a website that needs a little updating: they have jobs posted from 2002. And they're in marketing!

At Least There's a Boom in Recession-Proofing Articles. A couple of weeks ago, we noted an article in Fortune about making your job recession-proof. Here, CIO Magazine (that's Chief Information Officer) does the same. Expect to see lots of these in coming weeks and months.

This Should be Interesting. Did you know that the infamous director Oliver Stone is about to begin shooting a film about George W. Bush? Neither did I, until I read this short piece from one of the Hollywood trade rags. Perhaps only someone such as Stone who's so feverishly, wickedly good at deconstructing myths--even when he's way off in left field, as with JFK--could do this topic justice. Anyway, I plan to be in the theatre on opening night.

Well Said. "When you ask journalists why they got into the profession, most will offer a number of lofty responses. But beneath it all, you'll hear about the love of constant change and the allure of the unknown." (from a recent editor's note in a Portland, Maine newspaper).


At 10:35 AM, Blogger Don Iannone said...

What an entertaining collage, John. Happy Friday!

At 10:37 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Happy Friday to you too, Don.

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Rosa S. Raskin said...

The information about Oliver Stone's new movie is very interesting. Jeff (Jeffrey) Sharp, a now famous independent movie producer for Boy's Don't Cry, You Can Count on Me, etc., worked with Oliver Stone on the John F. Kennedy film.

Thanks for the update on Oliver Stone's upcoming film.


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