So we all take news for granted. We get annoyed when a story is hyped, we get upset when it is ignored. We complain that it is one-sided, we write angry emails to the editor when the news is opinionated.
But what if –just what if– an editor had to cover a big story, and there was no reporter left (due to a downsized staff) to cover it?
This anecdote, a long piece, is definitely worth a read whether you are on the production of consumption of news. Here’s a glimpse:
Editor-in-chief: Timmy! It’s Bowes down at the Clarion, we need you to do a story for us.
Editor-in-Chief: What’s up? You don’t sound good.
Flannagan: I think I got the Swine Flu
Editor-in-chief: Sheesh, you should go see a doctor.
Flannagan: Freelance. No insurance.
Thanks to Kerry Fehr for the link.