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David Simon's lament in Esquire: "A newspaper can't love you back."

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double Down, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

  2. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    Man, you REALLY love The Wire.

    (I do, too ... just sayin'.)
  3. Bump_Wills

    Bump_Wills Member

    He's correct.

    A lesson that is often painfully learned, I'm afraid.
  4. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

  5. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I recently attended a conference about how to use the internet to our advantage. One of the first things one of the key speakers said was that it was a HUGE mistake to start giving our stories away for free online.
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    You would have thought that might have been obvious from the start, but this is the industry that never figured out how to put papers in a machine that didn't allow you to pay for one and take them all.
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    That was just the low-tech version of giving the product away for free. Pre-internets.
  8. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member


    What a read...
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I couldn't get through it. I have an aversion to reading long-form stuff while sitting online.
  10. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    It'll be in Esquire, March 2008. That way you can have the hard copy in front of you. Regardless, amazing, sad, brutal read.
  11. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    Wow. Wow. Dead on. Man....I'm speechless.....He's right....
  12. I've never been an evangelist for anything the way I'm an evangelist for The Wire.
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