Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Sunday Paper - new and improved for ad revenue, smaller staff!

The Morning Scratch - SUNDAY

Editor's note: The Morning Scratch is launching a Sunday edition in an attempt to make itself more appealing in a faltering journalism industry. Won't you read this paper and keep me in my overpaid editor position? Here, you will get links to the must-read posts and stories of the week in the Cat Blogosphere and beyond. And if you don't read our Sunday paper, OK. What do I really care? I just want another way to collect ad revenue. And, yes, this is just links to other paper's stories. No original content. That's because in order to cut costs, we had to lay off most of the copy editors and reporters. Don't you want to read us now?
- Bogdan, the editor

Reporter's note: We care if you read it! (Sara: "Hey, guys. We should have started a union.")

The slow, painful death of journalism
Kat 3 prepares to bunny-kick a Business section:
"Bad editors! Bad editors!"


Who the neck feeds copy Editors? We has spellcheck.
"The inessentialness of copy editors is underscored by the advent of sophisticated spellchecking systems which have introduced a hole new level of error-free proofreading. No longer can we say that the editor's penis mightier than the sword. The sword's main foe is a computer now, and the computer is up to to the task."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/19/AR2008061902920.html

Your local city council meeting story, written and edited...
from India!

"An Indian company will take over copy editing duties for some stories published in The Orange County Register and will handle page layout for a community newspaper at the company that owns the Pulitzer Prize-winning daily, the newspaper confirmed Tuesday."
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D91GQIK80.htm

News you can use! (What to do with these "improved" newspapers.)
http://daisythecurlycat.blogspot.com/2008/06/wordless-wednesday-news-you-can-use.html
Daisy shows off the latest fashion trend: Don't read the paper...
wear it!

Or ... fill your litter box with it, and poop on it!!

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But ... Easy Like Sunday Morning:
A breath of fresh air

The wind direction changed, and here on the Central Coast, the sky finally turned blue-tiful.

To see where the fires are in California.
http://www.oes.ca.gov/WebPage/oeswebsite.nsf/InteractiveMap?readForm
(We are to the south of the two fires south of Santa Cruz)

Kitty survives Trabing wildfire that destroys its home.
http://www.mercurynews.com/centralcoast/ci_9728002?nclick_check=1

More on the Big Sur fire, near us.
(The Investor is very worried for some of the most beautiful and beloved spots in the WORLD).
Among the sites in Big Sur that are threatened is the home of Henry Miller.


UPDATE: It appears the San Jose Mercury News links no longer work. But I'm going to keep up the links just because. Maybe the tyrant owner Singleton doesn't want anyone linking to his newspaper who is critical of the "kill journalism" approach management is taking at nearly all U.S. papers today. The links likely died for another reason... but it's more entertaining to think it's the first reason.

7 comments:

Derby said...

Who the neck in deed needs copy editors! I love it!

Tripper the Psyko Stray Cat said...

MY LADEYS EYES ARE HAVING A LOT OF TRUBBUL WITH THE SMOKY AIR AND I DON'T LIKE IT WIN MY LADEY HERTS

Daisy said...

Hahahaha! I loved your Sunday Edition of the Morning Scratch. Of course you can use my newspaper hat! I do not like reading the news, but I do enjoy wearing it.

I sure hope all of the fires are controlled soon.

Lux said...

I enjoyed reading your Sunday edition!

I'm sure glad your sky is blue again, and I hope the fires are out soon.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad you're safe.

The link to the Kitty survives Trabing wildfire story won't work for us.

We lost our daily newspaper the first of June. They won't deliver in this area any more because of decreased readership.

Are you sure this is what you meant to type: "No longer can we say that the editor's penis mightier than the sword." Looks like your spell check is working fine, though.

purrs and tail wags

Honey P. Sunshine said...

news flash: the sky here is still white and not bloo like its supposed to be

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We really wish we could send you some of rain! We worry about all our frends and even those we don't know out there! Mom stopped reading our paper for a whole list of reasons...because they haf bad grammer (even worser den us cats) der coverage of news was slanted and 3/4 of da paper started being stoopid ads.