Thursday, March 26, 2009

Best press release ever

The Pennsylvania Governor's Office press person just sent out a release under the subject line "No public schedule for Governor Rendell for March 27, 2009"

This is not unusual. But the text of the message caught my eye:

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any use of this information other than by the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this message in error, please send a reply e-mail to the sender and delete the material from any and all computers. Unintended transmissions shall not constitute waiver of the attorney-client or any other privilege.

This seems like a perfect thing to attach to a release that went to hundreds of reporters across the Commonwealth. After all, what do Reporters do best besides keep secrets?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This sounds like a GREAT job

Reporter with benefits? Does this mean you get to sleep with your coworkers with no strings attached?

Journalism would be in better shape if more newspapers had this policy.