Those were the days: NYT 1942

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The New York Times sports section is assembled in the composing room in this photo taken in September, 1942.
IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS via Mashable

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.

Head on over to Mashable to see some old timey photos of  white guys putting out the The New York Times.

Great design in the Potterverse

Visitors at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. CREDIT: Valerie Macon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images via The New York Times

Best fake newspaper that I’ve seen today. Kudos to the creatives at Universal Studios on the design of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of record in the Potterverse. To me it looks very Mirror-ish or Nail Mail-ish from the ’50s or ’60s. At least this is what I think they would have looked like.

The photo accompanied a New York Times opinion piece. You can read it here.

The New York Times is officially b**-s*** crazy!

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I somehow missed this story at the end of May, but WHAT THE WHAT!!!

A snip from The Washington Post blog:

Our goal is to significantly shift the balance of editors to reporters at The Times, giving us more on-the-ground journalists developing original work than ever before.

As a former copy editor I can attest, and I’m sure that most other former and the few remaining copy editors will agree — most reporters can’t write. They can report, but they  don’t know jack about grammar and the rules of writing. They don’t know the difference between there and their, pane and pain, etc… and don’t me started with its and it’s.

This is not going to end well. If I was a copy editor at The NYT, I’d be applying for a job on the corrections desk. I have a feeling it’s going to become very busy.