Simon Houpt's list of news stories that were a product of summertime
Yesterday we brought you the important stories of the summer in Canadian media. Now, here's The Globe and Mail senior media reporter Simon Houpt's list of the silly news stories that were a product of summertime.
Some highlights include:
On HuffPost Live launching: "On Tuesday, as HuffPost spent the day talking about the War on Drugs, we got a slide show of 18 different HuffPost sections and local editions covering the issue. We look forward to the day when the HuffPost front page carries stories about the hosts on HuffPost Live reading stories from the HuffPost front page."
On Anderson Cooper in New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Isaac: "But with a torrent of pure information at our fingertips now – for starters, Twitter didn’t exist in 2005 – who needs to see an anchor standing in the wind?"
And finally: The amount of energy expended by journalists hating on Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom
These pieces are the obvious journalism misses, but there were also great news stories this summer. Houpt makes note of a great piece of journalism in Esquire's piece on the Canadian oil sands.
Houpt's complete list of summer's silly news stories can be found here.