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What Every Journalist Secretly Wants to Do to Corporate Memos

Posted By on 11.10.09 at 03:42 PM

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A Toronto Star editor takes a hatchet to a pink-slip memo from former Sun-Times publisher John Cruickshank, who is a former reporter and editor, and should really write better than this ("leveraging these core capabilities across new and emerging platforms" - seriously?).

On the other hand, the anonymous editor gets points off for unsplitting an infinitive.

NB: I've always wondered why former editors and writers churn out corporate oatmeal that, in a previous life, I can't imagine them tolerating. I suspect it's a coping mechanism.

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