Ads promoting newspapers, magazines called 'dull, unpersuasive'

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"These ads sadden me," writes Jack Shafer. "Their insufferable pleading and self-promotion make me think of the old guy in the office who can't stop telling his younger co-workers -- and his younger boss -- that he's still a player and that he could prove it if only they'd just give him a chance. Just one more chance."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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