Jay Weston: Bravo Jeff Bezos -- the Future of Journalism Is Here!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I have been a journalist all my life. From the time I was 13 and had my letter-to-the-editor published in the New York Times (about Joseph Conrad's novel, Nigger of the 'Narcissus'), I was hooked. I was the editor of my Midwood High School newspaper, The Argus, where Woody Allen wrote jokes. I went to Korea during that unfortunate, ferocious war in 1952-53 and edited a newspaper, The Hialean, and had Leonard Lyons and Earl Wilson writing special columns for that soldier's newspaper, which won three Army Commendation medals as the best paper in the war zone (beating out the powerful Stars and Stripes.)
When I returned to Manhattan and became a successful publicist, I wrote a widely-circulated syndicated column,"The Sidetalks of New York," which appeared in 150 newspapers around the country. When I arrived in California in 1970 to produce Lady Sings the Blues, I so missed writing regularly that I began sending letters to all my foodie friends recommending various restaurant
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