Sunday, September 16, 2007

Blogger Credentialed as Newsweek Reporter

Jeff Miller has a vocation, though one not recognised by the editorial staff of Newsweek. In a secret ceremony, and in defiance of the editorial staff, Jeff Miller was credentialed as a Newsweek reporter. "I am taking this step forward so that others in the future will have the opportunity to be a Newsweek reporter without having to face their discriminatory hiring practice of only hiring those with a journalism degree and having the ability to write and to act as a reporter," Miller wrote, about his calling to credentials.

Some accuse Newsweek of credentialism, paying for and publishing work only a select few reporters that conform to Newsweek's dogmas. St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse, chairman of We Are Magazine, claims that Newsweeks denials of Miller's credentials are futile. "When will the editors wake up and realize that, credentialed or not, it's the reporters that are Newsweek? The editors only have the power we allow them, so we're pressing for a more horizontal model of the magazine." Apokalypse went on to note "we are striving to write into our calling to be Magazine, and it's really for the good of Newsweek to be inclusive enough to recognise us."

Future clandestine credentialing ceremonies are planned, but details are being kept secret.


Anonymous said...

W/ all due respect to Jeff, This is even funnier than his bit. LOL

Anonymous said...

"We Are Magazine."

That's fantastic!

The Digital Hairshirt said...

Jimbob, the two postings - yours and jeff's - are priceless! Very funny stuff.

Teófilo de Jesús said...

The Curt Jester's example moved me to come clean myself: I too am a credentialed Newsweek reporter. I hope that our example move others to come forward themselves, to break the chokehold imposed by the elites governing news magazine editorial boards.

Kasia said...

Bwahahahaha! Brilliant!