Category Archives: journalism critiqued as such (and as specimens of writing)

why some op-ed pieces bomb; or, should

      indigesitble genericspeak   “#MeToo Has Done What the Law Could Not” By Catharine A. Mackinnon The New York Times February 4, 2018       The #MeToo movement is accomplishing what sexual harassment law to date has … Continue reading

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Nuts?

      I could not help but think of my recent post “After Racist Rage, Statues Fall”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/06/after-racist-rage-statues-fall/     when I read an op-ed piece by Gail Collins in today’s New York Times: “Dogs, Saints and Columbus Day” … Continue reading

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copyeditors, who needs ‘em (The New York Times, that’s who)

      Mr. Donleavy lived in London and on the Isle of Man for most of the 1950s and ’60s, then moved to Ireland in 1969 after it had abolished the income tax for creative artists, including writer [italics … Continue reading

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“After Racist Rage, Statues Fall”

    “For more than a year, members of the Baltimore City Council, like officials in many communities across the nation, had drifted indecisively about the fate of the city’s increasingly controversial Confederate monuments. Then, last weekend, white supremacists in Charlottesville, … Continue reading

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J-school students, give heed!

    Yes, I’m a J-school grad. M.A., Journalism, New York University, 1988. All journalism students are taught, first and foremost, the importance of the LEAD. Here’s a stupendous one: Without it, if you are a New Yorker of a … Continue reading

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