Let me take this job, or shove it

Here’s an interesting tidbit that’s recently gone viral: a letter from Hunter S. Thompson looking for work at the Vancouver Sun. Reading it is a treat, as reading HST (nearly) always is. The letter is from 1958 – more than a decade before Hunter achieved his first taste of fame notoriety with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. […]

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The new new journalism

Shannon Rupp writes in The Tyee about “the really super new new journalism” in which journalists are “repeaters.” She describes an incident in which an editor paid a freelancer for a piece only to learn that the freelancer had simply put their byline on a press release. Rupp’s not so sure this kind of practice can be condemned […]

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,