Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Two reporters fired for drinking beer

Editor & Publisher: 2 Journos Fired for Drinking With Subjects of Beer-Pong Story

Hard drinking used to be common in the newsroom. Many reporters and editors drank on the job. Some were know for keeping a bottle of the hard stuff in their desk drawer. Print journalism is a high pressure job, and many turned to the bottle for comfort. It appears those days have past.

Also I'm not sure who wrote that E&P headline, but they should be spanked. It sounds like something that was ripped from the pages of Star or The Daily Mirror.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone is taking thei cues from the British press. Why isn't the headline writer fired?

1:59 AM  
Blogger oncee said...

The story appears to come from a wire service and no one bothered to edit the headline. It's a bad example of gatekeeping. The story was probably pulled over to the E&P site by some script, and no human looked at it.

I expect more from E&P.

10:43 AM  

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