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We have to find a language to communicate with the folks who sign our checks to help them understand that read more

We have to find a language to communicate with the folks who sign our checks to help them understand that they will not be able to build a valuable journalistic brand without good journalism, which is expensive. This creates a chasm between us that admittedly will be very hard to bridge ... Our job is not to give the public what they think they want because what they want changes or is wrong. Look at how it changed after 9/11. Before 9/11 the public was less interested, according to every survey, in Islam or international news. After 9/11, they asked, 'How come you didn't tell us more about Islam and what was going on?' What the public wants is more about Brad and Angelina.

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Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. read more

Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.

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Objectivity is a false god. We are human beings and we screw up or have flaws that are hidden from read more

Objectivity is a false god. We are human beings and we screw up or have flaws that are hidden from us. But fairness and balance are possible. Not stereotyping people we write about is possible. We can be skeptical without being cynical,

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I've never tried to be uber-sexy, ... I want to age gracefully. At 48 now, I've finally lost my baby read more

I've never tried to be uber-sexy, ... I want to age gracefully. At 48 now, I've finally lost my baby fat. I want to look nice and feel attractive. ... I grew my hair out and got it lightened for the simple reason that I'm pretty gray, and this means I don't have to go to the hairdresser as often.

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Gay is not one of those writers who vomits on a page, then goes back and rewrites. He never moves read more

Gay is not one of those writers who vomits on a page, then goes back and rewrites. He never moves on to a next sentence until he's perfectly happy with one he's written before. So he'll struggle with the opening paragraph of a chapter for weeks. This is laborious, not to mention painful.

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