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.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Holywriter 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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