|If it helps, Louis, imagine I look like this -- Tony O.|
At your suggestion, I'm meeting with SXSW's Rebecca Feferman Friday morning, and I look forward to it.
Again, it was great to hang out with you in Toronto, which for me is the primary reason I go to AAN conventions -- to meet fellow editors and see if we can't help each other out in some way. For example, at that dinner we attended with David Carr, I had a great conversation with Tim Keck, publisher of The Stranger, and he and I explored some ideas for how we could join forces for a future event.
In hindsight, that trip to Toronto was really worth it for an editor who, like others, is looking for more ways to maximize the web, hold on to our traditional dedication to investigative journalism, and still have fun in a difficult economic era. Throwing back beers with fellow AAN members and telling war stories every year is simply a great rejuvenator.
So it's with some dismay that I read your column this week which suggests you took away a very different conclusion from our meeting. As in: the all-too-familiar and lazy slam at our company.More »