I worked my way through about four newspaper stops before I realized it wasn’t me, it was them. The bigger the paper–and I stopped before I got anywhere worth mentioning–the more out of touch they were, using buzzwords and programs and stuff from journalism school rather than anything most people were interested in. The web wasn’t something that a lot of people saw as an alternative for news then (it was ’96). The papers somehow didn’t see that their model was in peril as they were busy buying up each and forming mega-companies. Four generations of journalists in my family and I walked away and never thought about going back for a second.
Trying to remember where your headline lyric is from – Pavement?
Hi Paul, casting back through what’s left of my memory, I think I nicked it from the Ramones….