Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Young yahoos don't read the paper?

Romenesko ponders Julia Keller's decision to write in your Chicago Tribune about the English 439 course that she is taking at DePaul:
"I won't receive a grade, but otherwise I'll be a full participant," says the Pulitzer-winning reporter. "The other students haven't been told of my secret identity, and because so many studies show that the under-30 demographic never reads newspapers, they'll surely remain in the dark all quarter long, even as the stories appear."

MY GUESS, JULIA: They'll know about you by the end of the day, and they'll watch what they say.
At least Keller's classmates won't have to wonder whether she will unfairly portray them as idiots in the Tribune -- she already has.

UPDATE -- Bookslut's Jessa Crispin is befuddled:
Why is this story about a woman taking a class about Jonathan Swift going to get nine weeks of copy? I love Swift as much as the next person (except for this lady), but is this a story?

Oh, Chicago Tribune.

Running original reviews by Chicago freelancers of interesting books still remains beyond your grasp, but a nine week long story about a dead Irish satirist, well, that makes perfect sense.

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