Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I ::heart:: Art

I feel like such a groupie.

Arthur Z. Kamin is da bomb.

We've had a few nice chats after the whole ELEC extravaganza began this summer, but I finally get to sit down with the man himself later this month. I'm already incredibly nervous about it. He's basically my local journalism hero. Here's to hoping I don't trip over myself.



At 6:30 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

One of Kamin's less illustrious moments was when he wrote a column extolling the virtues of the Minervini "United for Change" crowd that nearly ran Keansburg into the Sea.

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Well... I think The Courier's position about United For Change has always been pretty obvious. (The Minervini Pinnochio cover anyone?)

But overall, Mr. Kamin's played an important role in journalism in Monmouth County. He weighs the facts, he believes in what he does and he cares deeply about the county. It something that I definitely admire and seek to emulate.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

I actually enjoyed "The New Face of Hate" cover, with the flames and horns.

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Ah, the short-lived Vox. I mock Purcell endlessly about that tragic little publication.

The Courier and flames: we don't have new ideas, we just recycle old ones.

Make an anonymous e-mail account at yahoo or hotmail. I'll tell you the real reason why we used the flames again this summer.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger rogerd73 said...

For once i agree with you. Art's, editorials are often well focused and honest

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

You actually have quite an icon of journalism right in your office: Gordon Bishop.
What the Star-Ledger did to that man is beneath contempt.

At 12:41 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Mr. Kamin does report thoughtfully and compellingly on whatever he believes in.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

I certainly have a lot to learn from Gordon. His environmental reporting at the Ledger was bar-none.


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