Friday, February 10, 2012



“[David] Carr tells his sources that they shouldn't expect a fluff piece; he doesn't want anyone to be genuinely surprised by what they find in his stories. ‘I don’t want to sit up in the middle of the night and wonder whether I was unfair to the person—that I didn’t communicate to them what is coming,’ he says. ‘I don’t want anybody to open up one of my stories and have their nose broken by what they read . . . .”

“‘I say, ‘This is going to be a really serious story, and I’m asking very serious questions, and it behooves you to think it through and really work on answering and defending yourself, because this is not a friendly story.’ And if they don’t engage, I just tell them, ‘Well, you better put the nut-cup on, because this isn’t going to be pleasant for anybody.’”

—David Carr, media columnist, The New York Times, “David Carr: The News Diet of a Media Omnivore,” on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, WHYY, National Public Radio, Oct. 27, 2011

• Editorial Comment: Wince.

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Valley housing projects’ fate hangs on Obama’s 2012 budget, by Jessica Wilkinson
Skiers, boarders raise $1,000 for Haiti’s recovery at Beav rail jam, by Josh Ruggles
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Pepperidge Farm expansion means 54 new jobs, lots more Goldfish, by Chris Lee
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