Thursday, February 25, 2016

Journalists: Qualifications

Rigorous Standards

“We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.” 

—Dave Barry, pundit, author and Pulitzer-winning humor columnist, 1995 

Editorial Comment: And we’re always training: I learned very little about something new just last week.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Starting Line, Clam Beach Run

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1 comment:

  1. Alert WORDster Andrew Merton notes, "I believe the Weekly World News ran the following correction in a subsequent issue: 'In our last issue we reported that a journalist was eaten alive by a dinosaur. In fact, he was eaten alive by an 80-foot iguana. The News regrets the error.'"

    On inspection, it appears that the Weekly World News' motto may be, "Diligence in never-ending pursuit of accuracy is our watchword." –WWN