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April 6, 2009

(Homage to) GL Analysis: journalistic self-congratulation at MetroTech

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Many bloggers turned out Saturday to pay tribute to Bob Guskind and his blog, Gowanus Lounge. The lack of comprehensive media coverage of Brooklyn and its beloved neighborhoods left the landscape wide open for a writer like Guskind, who had the passion to recognize important stories and the journalistic skills to tell them.

According to Norman Oder, Brooklyn's loss is all the more poignant in the wake of News Corp's purchase of Brooklyn's most prominent weekly newspapers:

So I'll try to channel the spirit of Bob's notoriously scathing GL Analysis, liberal in its use of boldface for emphasis, in assessing the self-congratulatory coverage in this week's Brooklyn Paper and Courier-Life of the two papers' move into new offices in Metrotech.

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Posted by lumi at April 6, 2009 6:19 AM