Ed Driscoll

Life Onboard the Titanic, a Few Hours Before the Iceberg Hit

Alex Beam of the Boston Globe writes a none-too-flattering portrait of life at the Washington Post-owned Newsweek in the late 1970s, in the days before the World Wide Web and its accompanying demassification of media would begin to trim the fat, if not the pretensions, off of many sclerotic publications. Or as Beam writes, “For me, Newsweek was like an upside-down journalism school, where I learned an astonishing number of bad habits. e.g., having someone else check your facts.”

Indeed.