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Posts on ‘May 26th, 2008’

Sydney Pollack, Who Got Journalism

Director Sydney Pollack is has died. He made many excellent films, but the one that journalists remember best is “Absence of Malice” — a trenchant look at big-city journalism and its practitioners. Yes, the picture was over the top in key ways. But it had a core of reality, cloaked in fiction, that went to […]

Shamelessness Personified on WSJ Editorial "Integrity" Committee

You’ll find it in New York magazine’s brief Q&A With Thomas Bray, Chair of the Editorial Integrity Committee. Bray and his fellow committee members each get $100,000 a year for their lapdog duties, which involve a meeting every three months and “a fair amount of conference calling and so on…” Actually, it’s amazing that Bray […]