Friday, January 15, 2010

NYT | Private-school beat to gin up 'yakkers'

Ain't this rich! "Yes, we're finally doing it: Creating a full-time beat covering New York's private schools," New York Times metro section editor Joe Sexton told staff in a memo this week, according to Gawker. "It is, perhaps, the one topic other than real estate that lights up cocktail party conversation."

The memo continues: "Dalton. Brearley. Fieldston. Spence. Collegiate, Horace Mann and Riverdale. . . . They are bastions of aspiration and privilege both, places that inspire fierce competition and intense curiosity, worlds known to few outside their citizens yet critical to the shaping of the wider one. OK, maybe that's a bit much, but we know this: The stories are yakkers that race up the most e-mailed list and get noticed; we're talking about the kids of the people who run the world here."

1 comment:

  1. Great- just what we readers need, some unfortunate reporter going around interviewing the most entitled, self-involved, brutal children New York produces. Hey, NYT, maybe we could have a special feature each Monday detailing the hookups that happened between these snots over the weekend!


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