Jon Husband kindly sent me this link to a fascinating article written by Mark Bowden, from Baltimore and who writes for Atlantic Monthly, on David Simon and his motivating forces.
I has no idea that Journalism has the kind of life long hatreds that Academia has.
The context is the evisceration of quality in newspapers that we are seeing all over. What does this do to journalists? What do editors do etc.
Those of you in Public Radio will see people you know well at the heart of Simon's hit list.
Those of you running stations may see the Newspaper story as a caution - Newspapers have not been able to cut their way out of trouble.
Update!!! - Here is a wonderful article by David Simon on the Sun "A newspaper can't love you back" in Esquire this Jan - thanks to a vigilant reader drdre - thanks! - Here we get the personal story.