Wordplay: Will print journalists turn into pumpkins?
I remember the days when I would endanger lives to meet my deadline before new technologies revamped the logistics of journalism.
All my working life as a journalist, I've been a slave to deadlines. True, I've never filed hard-core news items that could have scooped my peers-on-the-beat, who were employed by other newspapers. For the last 40-something years I've been (and still am ) the theater reviewer of this paper, which usually means attending a performance that starts at 8:30 P.M., and the moment it ends, about 11 P.M., writing what I...
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