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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor Laments Copy Desk Layoffs in Song

Posted by andreaitis on March 12, 2009

Shooting up the charts…number one with a bullet.

He’s a journalist and musician who wrote and recorded a first-person song, “Copy Editor’s Lament,” about a copy editor being laid off.

“AP Stylebook is my bible/Helped me stop a suit for libel/But nothing ensures my survival now/And I don’t know what I’ll do/After I’m through/Killing my last adjective,” he sings.

Poynter Online – Centerpieces

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