Monday, March 28, 2005

Don't Be Funny. Don't Even Think About Being Funny.

This week is going to be sober as a funeral. I am trying to finish up a conference paper on the general topic of what newspaper columnists think about what they are doing. I find the scholarly style difficult. I find it hard to write clearly and simply about almost anything but particularly about media theory, journalism practice, professional ethics. Why this is I'm not sure. A great deal of scholarship is either nonsense or too obvious to bear saying, but a great deal of almost everything is either nonsense or too obvious to bear saying. It's a matter of gritting one's teeth and doing one's best, right?

Footnote. Footnote.

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