Snark Alert. “Save the Snark,” by Rose Rosetree, appeared in today’s Washington Post. Why did I write it? Because I believe that writing can be about truth. Not just striking a pose.
Snark Alert Online. Against All Odds
Here’s a link to “Save the Snark,” my letter to the editor that beat the odds. Published today.
Snark Alert in the Print Edition of the Washington Post
Just open up the “Free for All Section.” That’s right ahead of the editorial and opinion pages. In the main section of the Saturday paper, February 24, 2018.
You’ll find it at the very top. On the left.
Yes, definitely an honor.
Snark Alert. Because there are Three Kinds of News
- Real News
- Fake News
- Drivel. Especially unfortunate? Drivel written with attitude.
Meant as a Message to the Post Magazine Section
Yes, my newspaper subscription comes with a weekly magazine. Yours too?
Subscribing online is better than not subscribing at all. But, to me, having pages to turn is part of the fun.
Well, about a year ago the Post hired a new editor for The Washington Post Magazine.
Seems to me, this new editor, Richard Just has employed a definite strategy. Young and cute, himself. He appears to be angling towards readers who are also young and cute.
So I’ve witnessed this approach. And not enjoyed it particularly. Such as the prominent articles on “Date Lab.”
Personally, I wish they’d add a new column. “Reading Celebrities” or some such name. Where I’d do face reading or aura reading on prominent newsmakers. I’ve done both for USA Today and 1,000+ other media contributions
Counting today’s tiny win, my Media Log is actually up to 1,043.
How I Long to Write a Column for the Post
Because the Post has:
- A regular gossip column
- Advice columns by Carolyn Hax and Amy Argetsinger
- Manners advice by Miss Manners
- And fashion columns by Robin Givhan
Well, doesn’t every other major newspaper have columns like these? I wonder, who’s going to step up and publish something really different.
Yet, so far, nothing about reading people deeper!
Feel free to contact the features editor at your favorite paper, Blog-Buddies.
If you pitch the idea and find some interest, let me know.
I’ll gladly follow up with a proposal.
Meanwhile, today I’m prepared to celebrate a bit. It feels good, making the Post. While striking a blow for intelligent readers who already graduated from middle school!