Wednesday, December 09, 2009

New York Times Magazine Paper Stock

waaaaah.

Just as a follow-up to my post yesterday about the future of journalism, does anyone else absolutely despise the paper stock used in the New York Times Magazine? Makes the content inside more unreadable than it already is, such as the ethics advice column featuring a tortured, tortured, hiring partner at a law firm torn over whether to hire politically conservative applicants. Don't forget, the NY Times is above printing such syndicated fare as Dear Abby. The Sunday paper itself featured an op-ed from a college-bound senior describing how many of her college tour guides glowingly described the many Harry Potter-themed activities available on campus. Her visits included Middlebury and Harvard. Elite northeastern liberal arts colleges are full of awkward nerds who recreate scenes from a children's book about magic? That shit aint fit to print.
I'm also confused about a sports section front page piece (at least in the national edition) about how the Bloomberg company will begin selling baseball statistical software to major league franchises. Why was it front-page worthy? Why did it read like a press release for their services? Were similar product launches by other companies front-page worthy or newsworthy at all? More importantly, how could this front-page piece neglect to mention that Dan Doctoroff, the head of the Bloomberg's company foray into baseball stats, was Mayor Mike Bloomberg's Deputy Mayor for six years, and during that time was instrumental in the deals for the new Yankee and Met stadiums?

13 comments:

Bryan said...

Yes. It's far inferior to even plain old newsprint, and light-years behind that free shit on the Internet. WHICH IS FREE.

I do my crosswords online. LIKE A MAN. The XWords are $40 for the entire year, which is about three weeks worth of buying the paper and killing the planet. I bet others are doing the same. Hence the crappy paper. BLAME ME

coachie said...

you have always hated our freedom.

when one does crosswords online we cannot see where one has crossed out or corrected words. Eons from now, when scientists, poets and archaeologists try to piece together exactly who was this "bryman" they will not be able to read into your thought process for the crossword.

how much is online kenken?

The Mza said...

crossword in pen, with no crossouts. true sign of a badass.

Coachie said...

+ On a Saturday.

cannatar said...

online kenken is free! www.kenken.com

Hooray!

Bryan said...

"crossword in pen, with no crossouts. true sign of a badass."

No, the true sign of a badass is finishing the Saturday crossword in pen while running a 4M run. It's the Brooklyn Biathalon.

Bryan said...

You know what else is badass? Tacos.

Coachie said...

do you run with a kindle displaying the nytimes crossword? that would be the ultimate.

more badass? black tacos. i live two blocks from a taco bell/pizza hut shack of doom.

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