Monday, May 11th, 2009
5

Dan Baum Back On Story-Time!

Dan Baum is back on the live feed, explaining to Twitter how he got fired from the New Yorker.

Tags:

5 Comments / Post A Comment

Spena (#640)

This is really annoying to read. Let's keep our blog entries to our blogs and our complaints about long lines at Pinkberry to our Twitters.

sunnyciegos (#551)

From a process point of view, this is fascinating, and pretty much confirms a lot I've heard or guessed about working at the New Yorker. I'll definitely geek out over his rejected pitches and killed stories later.

But the message isn't the medium here – unless Dan Baum is making a comment about long form narrative staff writer versus Twitterized freelancer. Which I don't think he is.

theheftylefty (#608)

I already like your blog, but I'd like it even more if you'd do some cut-and-pasting and put this story in start-at-the-top-read-to-the-bottom format when Baum finishes. That would be pretty great.

They don't have interns yet, and the cat can't CTRL-V…

Jasmine (#8)

And now he's already done till tomorrow. Nice to have all the tweets in a row like that but now what am I supposed to do for the rest of the day?

Also, bets on whether he's gotten a call from Remnick asking him what the hell he's doing?

I agree with sunny up there, totally fascinating and I love having all the rejected content to read through as well.

Post a Comment