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The kind of story that does little to help journalism ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FishHack76, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    In a bit of odd timing, Yahoo! publishes this love letter to Wal-Mart from Travis Okulski. I swear it reads like the script to a training video. I loved the comments at the bottom. It seems you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/i-worked-at-walmart-for-two-years-and-i-actually-really-liked-it.html
     
  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    That column was the most boring and pointless thing I've ever read.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Not sure what this "column" has to do with journalism...
     
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    this
     
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Well, when it's put that way.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    It reads like Walmart promotional material. Not much of a high water mark for Yahoo or 'journalism.'
     
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    The Yahoo homepage is so bizarre. And yes, as a Yahoo Mailer I visit it often. The featured stories range from things designed to scare the shit out of you - "Does toilet paper cause cancer?" - to ridiculous cat videos. The actual news stories linked at the bottom often are from "Yahoo contributors," which is basically just anyone spouting off about anything, but they're linked in the same place as the stories that are from Reuters or another news agency.
     
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Exactly what I was thinking.

    I couldn't read past the third graf. More chance of me finishing a "What I did with my summer vacation" school essay.
     
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Well? does it?
     
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