Boston.com had a brief item last weekend about a vendor selling t-shirts that insulted Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban.
The unbylined three-graf piece noted that “while the shirt is not nearly as offensive as some of the tweets [about Subban] from Thursday night, this seems to continue to shine a negative light on Boston’s ability to lose with class.”
Boston.com’s photo of the t-shirts was credited to news editor Hilary Sargent, so she was targeted by the vendors, apparently unhappy with the coverage. (She says she didn’t write the short post.) Even though she’s called “a bad journalist,” Sargent wants one of the shirts and “will pay top dollar” for it. “Check Kenmore sq.,” she was advised. “They were hanging on a couple carts.”
“Erections from 30 Minutes – 2 Hours” Publisher Howard Greenberg says the ad was not supposed to run on A1. “It was an honest mistake. The ad was supposed to be in sports, where it normally runs. Erectile dysfunction is not a new revenue source for us [on page one]. It was an honest, embarrassing mistake.”
A few weeks ago I posted a Romenesko Journalism Jobs page ad for the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), which is looking for someone to produce its monthly magazine. I called AANR this morning to see if any of my readers applied.
“Hundreds!” said executive director assistant Catherine Hendrickson.
“Some of them were very funny. They wanted to know if they’d have to work in the nude.” (Journalists can report naked while on assignment at clubs, she said, but it’s preferred they wear clothes in the office.)
She said most applications from the Romenesko Jobs page ad were from people in their mid-20s to late-30s. “I had them from Arizona to New York to Chicago to California.” (She doesn’t have a gender breakdown yet.)
Many of the applicants requested to work remotely, she said, but AANR wants an editor who in their Florida office. The ad only appeared on the Romenesko Jobs page — it brought in 320 applications — and on the AANR website.
AANR has a new executive director, and he’ll be selecting the new editor “within the next few months.”
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