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The Goofus and Gallant guide to journalism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dixiehack, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    http://poynter.org/forum/view_post.asp?id=11507

     
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Goofus sees a list of common journalism mistakes posted by the Poynter Institute and thinks, "Hey, that sounds familiar."

    Gallant sees a list of common journalism mistakes posted by the Poynter Institute and thinks, "Hey, that sounds like copyright infringement you pedantic, condescending, plagiarizing gasbags."
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Goofus sees a political topic on SportsJournalists.com and posts a hate-filled diatribe with threats, suggestions of how the object of the diatribe could have his/her orifices filled and lots of cuss words.

    Gallant sees a political topic on SportsJournalists.com and posts a hate-filled diatribe with threats, suggestions of how the object of the diatribe could have his/her orifices filled and uses &*#@^ instead of cuss words.
     
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Goofus sees a major-league baseball player with inexplicably fast-growing muscles and back acne and doesn't ask any questions.

    Gallant sees a major-league baseball player with inexplicably fast-growing muscles and back acne and doesn't ask any questions.

    /Dedicated to Jeff Pearlman
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's so wrong. Gallant would offer his Clearasil.
     
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Goofus always seems to be filing that story about some trend that actually ended about two weeks before the story gets published ...
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Gallant would ask the inventor of the sex robot what his inspiration was.

    Goofus would ask the inventor of the sex robot for permission to do a first-person story.
     
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Goofus, confronted with an early deadline for a column that's supposed to be written at a big event after his section prints, just writes a column filled with details as if he was there.

    Gallant ... doesn't.
     
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Goofus reads Poynter religiously and pursues all of the tips as if they are relevant to the readers.

    Gallant doesn't waste time with Poynter because he/she knows its true agenda: To get people to attend its seminars.
     
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Goofus is so obsessed with his cult of self that every column he writes is an exercise in vanity -- and everyone knows it.

    Gallant writes of troubles and troubled people, but stays off to the side and lets the story take center stage.

    Goofus leafs through a design showbook, steals someone else's idea and accepts credit for it.

    Gallant doesn't want to reinvent the wheel, but he does want to be incomparable.

    Goofus' prose hops up and down on the page like Daffy Duck and screams "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I'M WRITING!!"

    Gallant's prose neither screams nor whispers, but compels and impels.
     
  11. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Did you know that Highlights came out with it's billionth magazine this month?

    Great magazine. And my kid loves it as much as I loved it.
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Goofus doesn't have room to store all his APSE column writing awards.


    Gallant is still trying to get on at The Plain Dealer, dammit! :'(
     
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