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An interview with Dean Baquet, found among coverage of the industry's struggles

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    As part of its March/April issue, Mother Jones has a very good package on the state of newspapers today.

    Now, I know one or two of you are saying, "Mother Jones?!? That's a heathen liberal rag!!!" Bear with me, please. Anyone in the newspaper industry will find this package interesting reading.

    The main feature, Breaking The News, is here (3 pages).

    One of the sidebars deals with the demise of Dean Baquet at the Los Angeles Times, a topic which has been revisited in this forum repeatedly. The sidebar itself is excellent, and the magazine went the unusual extra step of posting the entire Baquet interview online here. (It should be noted that the interview took place last December, long before the recent Trib buyout.)

    Saw some great quotes in there ...

    Another sidebar is an op-ed by somebody who writes a BLOG! He says the mainstream newspaper has to be saved because ... well, because it fills a role that TV news has no interest in:

    There was also this Baquet comment:

  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Dean -- one can see -- looks into the mirror and his eyes are able to see Superman.
    Others don't see the same reflection.
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