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Ebert offers preemptive eulogy to the Sun-Times, Roeper reminsces of better days

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Cousin Jeffrey, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Can't believe I'm the first one to remark upon this.

    The Ebert piece is the stone nuts.

    So are the comments.
  3. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Re: Ebert offers preemptive eulogy to the Sun-Times, Roeper reminsces of better

    Ebert's column was a beaut, except for this line:
    Yes, they allowed reporters to smoke at their decks in those days.

    Based on his opening paragraph, I'm guessing he meant "desk." Also guessing the copy editors have left the building :-[
  4. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    What a thing it would be if Slats Grobnik had a blog....
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I'd read it.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member


    My favorite comment: "This is why I hate the internet, you can't romanticize it."
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Ebert is a gem.

    The Royko YouTube video underneath was a gem, too.
  8. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Great columns by both of them. I read Royko's books and he wasn't afraid to speak his mind to higher-ups. I know he had the clout, but people back then didn't suffer fools in the newsroom. From what I've read, there were a lot of hard smoking, hard talking people who got the job done. It's amazing how 30 years of butt kissing managers who speak gobblygook pretty much turned newspapers into the corporate pieces of shit we have today. All those dumb rules Gannett implemented throughout the years like quoting fans, etc. Oh for the good ol days. See you all soon in the unemployment line.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The comments section keeps getting better and better, on this one.

    Sucker's got legs, for certain.
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

  11. Castaway

    Castaway New Member

    Ebert has always been great, but if anything his writing has gotten better since he lost his ability to speak. He also spends a lot of time replying to comments to his blog (er, journal, sorry Roger), which I would not have expected.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Love reading stuff like Ebert's piece. Makes me remember why I got into this.

    Hate reading stuff like Ebert's piece. Makes me realize how much we've lost already and will lose going forward.
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