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Thank you, Jack!

By Joel Thurtell I’ve been very slow to acknowledge these kind words from Metro Times columnist Jack Lessenberry on June 20, 2012: The bridge to somewhere: You just had to be happy last week when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper … Continue reading

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Journalism or not

jour·nal·ist noun 1  a : a person engaged in journalism; especially : a writer or editor for a news medium     b : a writer who aims at a mass audience –  Merriam-Webster By Joel Thurtell The kicker to Anne … Continue reading

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Warning to historians

By Joel Thurtell If journalism is to be saved, who will resurrect it from the ashcan of history? Why, none other than historians. If they’re up to the task. Having made the pitch that grad school-trained historians — of whom … Continue reading

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Leaking is good (for us reporters)

LONDON — A Scotland Yard detective has been arrested on suspicion of leaking details about the phone hacking case to the news media, the police said on Friday. – The New York Times, August 20, 2011 By Agnes Bullster JOTR … Continue reading

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Cross Purposes — a biting satire on newspapers

By Floyd Inkjet JOTR Books Editor Who would have thought of assigning American newspapers to cover the crucifixion? Award-winning newspaper reporter Joel Thurtell has achieved a literary tour de force with his portrayal of this journalistic challenge in his debut … Continue reading

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Beaten to the punch

By JOTR Staff We were still editing a long-winded review by JOTR books editor Floyd Inkjet of a new book by this blog’s founder when amazon stole a march on us. The books were still in transit from the printer … Continue reading

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‘Qaddafi’, ‘Gaddafi’ or ‘Kaddafi?’

Ahmed Gadhaf al-Dam, one of Colonel Gaddafi‘s top security official (sic) and cousin, left Wednesday evening, it was revealed, for Egypt, where he denounced Colonel Qaddafi‘s “grave violations to human rights.” – The New York Times, February 26, 2011 By … Continue reading

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The man who wasn’t there

The statesman can only wait and listen until he hears the footsteps of God resounding through events, then he must jump up and grasp the hem of His coat, that is all. – Otto von Bismarck, quoted in Newsweek By … Continue reading

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Gov learns hard way, Freep’s at lunch

By Joel Thurtell Let’s see now. Rick Snyder was sworn in as governor how long ago? From today’s (February 13, 2011) Detroit Free Press, you’d think he was approaching the end of his first term. Hoo boy, time for a … Continue reading

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Right-wing nutcase

To: JOTR staff From: Jimmy Sellbydate, JOTR Marketing Director We recently passed the three-year anniversary of JOTR, and time has come to take note of opportunities now being missed by a blog that tends all too often to lean all too … Continue reading

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