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