Patrick T. Reardon | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Sweetness and light reading

Mike --- If you were serious in your final paragraphs, I suspect you'd be amazed at how many stories and book reviews are written by writers who haven't read the book in question. The Bob Benjamin rule simply doesn't apply in the world of book journalism. And you don't want to think about how many jury members on award committees vote for books they haven't read. Golly, it takes a long time to read a book.

Posted by Patrick T. Reardon on 09/07/2012 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Do newspapers think we can't see who's missing?

Similar thing happened in a much simpler story that ran Tuesday in the Tribune. The paper posted an AP story --- http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/b… --- saying that this is the 6th warmest winter on record for Illinois. But the story failed to mention what the warmest was. I emailed the scientist who was the source of the story, and he sent me a link to his blog which had the top 10. http://climateillinois.wordpress.com/2012/… The warmest was 1932 with an average temp of 36.8 degrees F. And, yes, like Mike, sharp-eyed editors saved my ass many times as a reporter.

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Posted by Patrick T. Reardon on 02/08/2012 at 1:25 PM

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