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December 5, 2010

Malcolm Gladwell on newspapers

by Deena Winter

Forget Mary Tyler Moore, Broadcast News and even Anchorman.
My favorite take on newsrooms comes from author Malcolm Gladwell, who talked about how he got into the news business in a hilarious recounting of his first gig writing for the Washington Post.
For the record, I cannot believe this happened. And no, I never did anything like this when I worked for newspapers. But I totally believe every word of it.
Start listening to this episode at 45 minutes, 25 seconds.

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