Tuesday, September 30, 2008


"How could we not be mentioned in this story? Just so you know, I posted your e-mail to my entire e-mail list and they will be writing."


That was one of the notes I got in my e-mail after writing a story about tribute bands. According to this reader, his band has been commanding the tribute scene for decades and their omission in my story about the state of the scene displayed laziness, and a lack of thorough reporting.

I was beside myself with frustration.

Two days ago, I got in an unnecessary argument with a reader who took me to task for writing about a 13-year-old diver and former gymnast who made the state qualifying meet in her first year in the sport. His argument? We had never written so much about all-county divers, so why were we writing this now? Calling it a waste of space, he left his number. I called him, he shouted and got nasty.


So please don't e-mail me. Like, ever. Just don't do it. Ignore the e-mail address. It's not worth me taking it personally.

Posted by Darren Sands at 3:08 PM | link

Read or Post a Comment

*sigh* folks LOVE to make our job tougher than what it has to be, don't they?

Posted by Blogger Chris @ 4:44 PM, October 06, 2008 #
<< Home

We'd Like to Know...

Our Favorites

Poynter Institute
Media News
Ask the Recruiter
About the Job
On The Media
Columbia Journalism Review
Howard Kurtz's Media Notes
Eric Deggans
E-Media Tidbits