Tag Archives: New York Sun

Posted in Media, Slow News Day

Paperweight story

Reporter: Hey, the Sun’s been shut down for a month now, but I still see those plastic paperweights holding down papers at the newsstands. I bet they must be collector’s items by now.

Editor: Sentimental. Talks about the media in a way only journalists care about. I love it!

(later)

Reporter: I talked to newsstand people, and they say nobody’s asking them for the paperweights as collector’s items. There’s only this guy who worked there who wants some mementos. I guess a seven-year-old fourth-rate newspaper isn’t as cool as we think it is.

Editor: Damn. You’ve wasted all this time on the story, write it up anyway.

Reporter: OK. Here it is.