Monday, February 23, 2015

Young Will Kane is Coming to Visit Our Class

English: Photograph of the Chronicle Building ...
English: Photograph of the Chronicle Building in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
He quit the Chronicle to work for something called Ratter, where recent stories concern "the heroin shits" and "Justin Bieber's dick."

According to an article at Nieman Lab,  founder A.J Daulerio,

doesn’t see Ratter as a typical local news site. Ratter will not be the place for reports on local council proceedings, recipes of the week, or prep football highlights. The directive he gives his local editors is simple: “The specific goal I told them was to alienate the local readership as much as possible,” Daulerio said. “Their version of L.A., or San Francisco, and hopefully New York, is supposed to be one that is inclusive with a national audience, and completely ignore the people that live there.”

Young Will Kane, who inspired early classes with his tales of MSM and

who worked at the San Francisco Chronicle for over four years, said he was excited at the idea of starting something in local news from scratch. “I love the Chronicle, I love newspapers, I love traditional metro reporting,” he said. “But I don’t see how that is going to last in its current form much longer.”

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