Petty Heaving

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Nope, Nick Aveling interned at the Star last year.  He’s with the  National Post this year.
Catching Craig Silverman make a factual error is like catching The New Yorker make a grammatical error.  We shall throw ourselves a large party.

Nope, Nick Aveling interned at the Star last year.  He’s with the National Post this year.

Catching Craig Silverman make a factual error is like catching The New Yorker make a grammatical error.  We shall throw ourselves a large party.

Jay Rosen's smack down of Josh Errett, and Errett's bewildered response, are all the fireworks you need this long weekend.  (Read the original NOW article to see for yourself whether Errett “inferred” — implied, even! — that OpenFile is “citizen journalism.”)

How old is he?  And what does he do again?  (No, you don’t need copy editors. Screw that.)
Perhaps more questionable is that the Star article about Foursquare declines to mention that its primary subject is an employee of 50%-Torstar-owned Metro Toronto, which itself has a formal partnership with Foursquare. Hidden agendas for everyone!

How old is he?  And what does he do again?  (No, you don’t need copy editors. Screw that.)

Perhaps more questionable is that the Star article about Foursquare declines to mention that its primary subject is an employee of 50%-Torstar-owned Metro Toronto, which itself has a formal partnership with Foursquare. Hidden agendas for everyone!

"Leave blank to delete answer"?  Nope.  Apparently not.

"Leave blank to delete answer"?  Nope.  Apparently not.

“‘He’s young. He’s  bright. He’s gay.’ Still 1 for 3, NOW!” — Eye's Chris Randle

“‘He’s young. He’s bright. He’s gay.’ Still 1 for 3, NOW!” — Eye's Chris Randle

It’s his Hidden Agenda, duh.

It’s been like this for a day…

It’s been like this for a day…

This is the document that Now sends to Eye Weekly's advertisers. The secret to stealing business from your competitor?  It’s all about the speciously-proportioned circle graphs.

This is the document that Now sends to Eye Weekly's advertisers. The secret to stealing business from your competitor?  It’s all about the speciously-proportioned circle graphs.

New perspectives on old shit

May 22, 2008: Eye Weekly’s Paul Isaacs tags along on a job with the Crime Scene Cleaners, relating wisdom and fecal-horror stories from their staff.

August 13, 2009: Now Magazine’s Chelsea Miya tags along on a job with the Crime Scene Cleaners, relating wisdom and fecal-horror stories from their staff.

"HANK GETS A HAND JOB: My cat was in pain. Blame the recession for my dirty deed." →

Actually not a bad article once you get past the bestiality-themed sensationalism.  Though it would have been a fun story to pitch.

1) Click the "print" link on any nowtoronto.com story 2) Smirk →

"You print copies on the honor system; we trust that you will only make up to 5."