Tuesday, May 08, 2012

What Atrios said

If you as an editor are completely incapable of y'know e-d-i-t-i-n-g you should probably not be paid to do your job anymore.

When we published Naomi Schaefer Riley’s blog posting on Brainstorm last week (“The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations”), several thousand of you spoke out in outrage and disappointment that The Chronicle had published an article that did not conform to the journalistic standards and civil tone that you expect from us.

We’ve heard you, and we have taken to heart what you said.

We now agree that Ms. Riley’s blog posting did not meet The Chronicle’s basic editorial standards for reporting and fairness in opinion articles. As a result, we have asked Ms. Riley to leave the Brainstorm blog.
Of course, if you do quit, as a non-editing editor you'd be perfect for National Review.

1 comment:

pansypoo said...

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