October 03, 2004

Newsroom Joe

Jay Rosen tags blogophobe Nick Coleman with the moniker Newsroom Joe, which I now intend to use as often as possible, and categorizes the now-infamous Coleman column thusly:

" ... his column belongs to an era in newspaper opinion writing when it was possible to compose 972 words condemning a class of objects and never name a single one of those objects (let alone link to one). That's a low editorial standard routinely surpassed by bloggers, but the Star Tribune says no problem, we still do the zero examples hit piece here."

My earlier email to Coleman is here.

Posted by Tim Porter at October 3, 2004 04:55 PM