A friend passed this one along to me on Facebook the other day:
[Credit to ShoeBoxBlog.com.]
P.S. This might explain why I'm so careful when it comes to blogging, texting and posting.
Returned to the office to find a couple of e-mails and a copy of this Peanuts comic strip (re-printed April 8) on my desk. Much love to Mr. Schulz:
While not typically a fan, I thought Doonesbury did a great job with this weekend's strip:
Thank, Mr. Trudeau!
A friend e-mailed this panel from a Zits comic strip recently.
I came across this fun online (comic) strip earlier today, about the variety of tools journalists need to have on hand. I still believe it's a little dated as, these days, with a good smart phone or tablet, you have all the tools you need in one handy package.
Side thought: So the tablet is like the Swiss Army knife of reporting ....
Daryl Cagle did a great cartoon this past weekend regarding the media and how it loves to exploit a tragedy.
I'm using that thought process in the Reformer's continued coverage at this moment. How much is too much? This is a national tragedy, and many people are interested in having as much information on the topic as possible? But, does this come at the expense of our local coverage? And are we the venue to offer this wealth of coverage (as opposed to, say, our Digital First Media partners at the New Haven Register)? I don't have answers to these questions.
Instead, what I want to offer readers is balance. Continuing coverage? Yes. Explicit details on each victim and a link to their obituary? Too much. I did have a couple of reporters call around to local education officials and talk about how today was handled for local students, how safe our area schools are and how this conversation continues on the local level.
Today's food for thought comes from Brad Colbow -- web designer, illustrator and cartoonist. While not entirely connected to paywall discussion, it's worth a good chuckle.
Click over here real quick and take a look at a great New Yorker cartoon by Ward Sutton: "Looks like we've hit a paywall."