Because of this kind of intense pressure, I was forced to leave the newsroom and post this week’s edition of The Door (of Shame, Blame and Brilliance) after business hours and away from the office at an undisclosed
Why the sudden resurgence in media attention? I mean in addition to the fact that The Door is home to the best and worst examples of journalism since reporters at Siuslaw News began taping clippings to The Door nearly four decades ago in an effort to preserve journalistic history while simultaneously insulating the bathroom door?
For the same reason Barbara Walters left a threatening message calling me a “Diswespectful Wittle Bwat” on my voicemail: Because word got out that today is going to be special.
Today, we will be adding a piece of history to The Door.
In my 15 years at Siuslaw News, this has only happened three times. And not just because we ran out of tape in the mid-1980s. It’s mostly because we are extremely selective about what makes it onto The Door, not counting when someone sneezes in the newsroom.
Because of its cultural significance, The Door has been referred to by well-known reporters like Brian Williams as “A piece of journalistic history as important as Geraldo Rivera’s tomb. Or vault. Or whatever that was he found.”
But before we get to this historic moment on The Door, we must — as always — join hands and repeat the following phrase in a monotoned voice similar to Miley Cyrus in a PSA promoting teen abstinence:
The Door is a beacon, drawing us into the jagged rocks of journalism
Now — Time to make history!
Election season is approaching in Oregon, and with it the highly anticipated deluge of press releases from state and local candidates announcing their election bids. Yesterday, we received a mass-emailed letter from Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich regarding his reelection goals and promises. I like Jay and voted for him in the last election, so his announcement came as no surprise…
In his letter, Commish Bozievich says that since his election four years ago he has “…taken important steps to rebuild trust in county government..” and “…worked tirelessly to…” WHAT?!?
Given that Miley Cyrus is now touring the U.S., with three stops in Oregon, a strong stance on “Pubic Safety Resources” could be a powerful platform.
Jay, you’ve got my vote.