Copy Editor’s Lament – the reactions

That song I posted Friday — “Copy Editor’s Lament (The Layoff Song)” —  seems to have touched a chord (pun intended) with copy editors and others in the journalism world. It’s been bouncing around the Net’s echo chamber, Tweeted and, at 7:30 p.m. Central Time tomorrow, it will be used as background music on a public radio report on the West Coast.

I’m grateful for all the fuss, of course, but I want to point out that the attention — as well as the song itself — originated with the pain most of us in the news business have been feeling, especially those who have lost their jobs.

So I’m not celebrating much.

I am, however, confident that together those of us who report the news will find creative new ways of getting it to readers, viewers and listeners. And, as this blog’s very mission indicates, I believe that music can and ought to be a part of that.

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3 Responses to “Copy Editor’s Lament – the reactions”

  1. Newspaper Noir « Media Mind Says:

    […] Lament,” also known as “The Layoff Song” has gained popularity on the web and, according to Ave’s blog, the song will be used as background music during an upcoming broadcast on Chico’s own […]

  2. Mary Beth Says:

    I’m a copy editor and I was laid off in November. I love the song. You’ve got to make a video to go with it!

  3. Newspaper Noir « The Beholder Says:

    […] Lament,” also known as “The Layoff Song” has gained popularity on the web and, according to Ave’s blog, the song will be used as background music during an upcoming broadcast on Chico’s own […]

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