Monday, January 12, 2009

Stuff Journalists Like

[The Interwebs] You may remember the splash made last year by the hilarious "Stuff White People Like" Website, which pokes fun at pretentious middle-class whites in an endearingly racist, class-conscious way. (In case you were wondering, it's currently up to #120: Taking a Year Off.)

Keep your Pea Coat (#111) on, however--now there's "Stuff Journalists Like," a blog about, well, stuff that journalists like. (FYI, Drinking is #10).

From Press Releases (#30):
As much as press releases can save a journalist time and effort, they also can draw the ire of journalists. Sometimes a journalist receives a 10-page press release about a new line of soap from some local boutique. Or a press release that does not include any form of contact information. Journalists do not like these type of press releases and will complain about them to anyone in the newsroom who listens for the next week or two.
So true, so true.

(Brandon Burt)


  1. What journalists like most is a press release that does all their work for them.

  2. By "hilarious" I assume you mean "fucking inane"


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