Tuesday, April 26, 2005

This is not deja vu!

In a post on Bookslut, I read a teaser that caught my attention:
Print outlets are simultaneously encouraging their staffs to get out and "do" television, even if that means appearing as experts in dubious venues. Take the Newsweek correspondent who found himself vamping through a "Britney's Pregnant!" segment last week on Headline News' "Showbiz Tonight." The only things missing, in hindsight, were a kazoo band and floppy red shoes.

This mandate to entice younger readers -- to be more confrontational, lively and provocative -- invariably comes at a price. It's terrific in theory, until the facts inconveniently begin to get in the way and credibility suffers.
That anecdote sound familiar to anyone? Anyone who went to ACES, perhaps? And was in the entertainment session?

It should. It was uttered by Variety's Brian Lowry. And that quote is from a column in Variety by Brian Lowry.

I don't have any salient points to make about this, really.

It's just weird. And quite the coincidence.


At 1:02 PM, April 27, 2005, Blogger Phillip Blanchard said...

What are you saying?

At 5:12 PM, April 27, 2005, Blogger Nicole said...

Honestly? Nothing.


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