By Amy Silverman
By Olivia LaVecchia
By Monica Alonzo and Stephen Lemons
By Chris Parker
By Michael Lacey
By Weston Phippen
Phoenix New Times has an immediate opening for a Night & Day editor. Candidate will be enthusiastic, outgoing, and detail-oriented. The Night & Day editor works closely with an assistant calendar editor and freelancers and must also write for our culture blog, Jackalope Ranch. This full-time position requires familiarity with area venues and events, at least two years of journalism experience, and stellar writing ability. Full benefits included. Send your cover letter, resume and your best four or five clips to: Amy Silverman, Managing Editor, Phoenix New Times, 1201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. No calls or e-mails, please.
All these people are using their asses for hats. I, a reader of Phoenix New Times and in NO way a representative of the New Times, would just like to put this out there.
You loonies have Fox News. A far-right, extremist, false-reporting, insane "news" network that has for years now succeeded in capturing the American citizens with an AARP card and shoving all sorts of propaganda down their throats. Fine. I won't say I don't care, but I certainly know how to keep my big boy britches on and continue on with life like a rational person will.
We have the Phoenix New Times. A far-left, opinionated, muck-raking periodical that for years now has chosen stories that it wishes to present and does so in whatever manner they wish; biased or not. Are they always right down the middle, putting nothing but the facts in front of you? Of course not. They need readers. Pointing all this out is not ground-breaking, it's the way it is. The more you call the New Times a tabloid or a gossip column or whatever else, the more you look like you were born yesterday.
Addressing whoever down there in the peanut gallery said something about "trashy ads... going to hell... whores...my kids don't call anymore" and whatever else; the headline YOU should be reading today is "Conservative Bible-Thumpers Not New Times' Demographic." New Times is based around one main category: Entertainment. Their cover stories and features usually tie into the art community, their blogs and columns are typically geared toward concerts, events, and artists. The targeted demographic is a tiny bulls eye on the whole target, and that demographic is young adults and starving artists. Who wants to advertise to a group with no money for luxury or frivolous spending? For goodness sake, the audience can't even afford to BUY the paper. The only things that the audience will pay for are food, clothes, rent, gas, and sex. BAM there's your advertisers!
So everyone here worried that somehow the Phoenix New Times is going to flip the whole country into communist Russia needs to just calm down. Reflect on yourself for a second. If you were so smart, would you REALLY be spouting off harsh nothings into the internet world? Alas, if you're dumb enough to be so passionate about THAT, do you honestly, truly, and full-heartedly believe that you are smart enough to know what is really going on in the world? You are naive. You are oblivious to the vast majority of what is truly happening. You can see a tiny speck of reality but because that is all you've ever seen, that is all you believe there is to see. Snap out of it.
You stay on your side, we'll stay on your side, and every now and then we'll get in a little argument about who should paint the fence. Until then, get out of here. Bill O'Reilly wants you.
That's certainly calling the kettle black, as it were. I get to Phoenix enough to read this particular paper and enjoy doing so. I am 65, male, non-anything race, and don't own or have a AARP card. I watch NBC Nightly News as I like Brian Williams and the job he and his staff does. I do like to watch Fox News to make sure my arse is attached properly. I deplore reality shows and don't watch them. I love history and education, so that's what I personally watch. (oh yes, I am a vet) I actually worked in a news department, but certainly can't qualify for the job opening; although I know it would be a total kick in the hinny. I know about the Waffle House and Nascar. (that's sort of social, isn't it?) What I know about art is; if I like it, it must be good. Same for music; even though I had my own band at one time, and have played with the keyboardist that played for Buddy Holly. Having said all that, I try to keep a open mind and heart, as life is way to short to miss out on too many things. (by the way, I don't do fences or toilets) I will continue to enjoy the variety of media and do my best to keep up.
I might add that I have no journalism experience, no resume that would blow anyone out of the water, and only a bit of blogging experience; but I am very well connected in the events and nightlife scene around Phoenix. I am not confident enough to contact New Times about the job opening without feeling like I've wasted their time, but if anyone sees this and decides they're desperate enough I would be more than happy to work for the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media in any way.
This comment section smells like a trailer park. The Confederates are attacking the Phoenix New Times.
Pretty much a leftist rag, in a low class kind of way. Christopher Hitchens...Not!It reads more like a stream of twaddle from a cluster of college campus lefties who nevergrew up.
I have tried to read your painfully written and snobbish boring articles, but am always distracted by the fact that the main thrust of all written material obfuscates truth, and comes from the perspective of a high school dropout. The salacious advertisement section is over the top with terrible things such as escort services half naked Tempe town lake whores, and various other cheesy crap, that has no place in our society, unless you're real dumb, and very drunk. Our heavenly fathers good book tells us there is nothing new under the sun, the title of your rag stands in diametric opposition to God our Father. Enjoy hell. Plus what Up_Ob****_A*** said.
They left out that you have to be an a*ss kissing liberal piece of slanted garbage who can pump out ridiculous leftist Commie stories with made-up headlines.But it does pay $1.33 an hour. The former position holder had to flee back across the border.
I could work for your... (I't chokes me to say this) "newspaper" I used to be a used car salesman I have never even met the truth, I would fit right in. You can contact me at www. dontknows***.duh.
Are you serious? Who in the %% would want to work for this paper? You should get bought out by the National Enquirer, they are about as credible as this rag is.
Maybe you can hire Obama in 2012, possibly even earlier if he gets impeached. Supposedly, he was an editor for a university although he's been hiding his records from everyone. But a far left liberal rag like New Times could care less about his credentials and whether or not he is even qualified for the job, just like the idiots that voted for him in 2008.
George Soros could probably spare a few far left hacks that are devoid of any ethics or morals. They should fit right in.
This rag contains some of the absolute worst drivel I've ever read. More biased than anything I've experience in journalism claiming to be fair.Good luck finding another far left leaning hack.
Somehow I doubt you would hire anyone who will be either unbiased or able to give any other perspectives past your own.
Not to mention that the prospect will need to be as left wing as you can get. Oh and also be ok with people who break laws as they will need to write stories of how illegal immigration is a good thing.
Yet another talented writer leaves... I wonder why?Oh wait- I do know.
So how many have jumped ship in the last year?Way to go (yet again) Editorzilla Amy Silverman!
Don't worry though Amy, you've still got all those fraternity humor bloggers and your personal pet Claire Lawton to fill the creative void that Wynter's leaving behind.
New Times. It's free for a reason.
respectfully,Wayne Michael Reichhttp://www.WayneMichaelReich.c...
I wonder if your judgements on the talent of others are as flawed as your judgements of your own photos. Your photography has all the grit of talcum and all the passion of a test pattern. It takes more than tight nipples and bad grimaces to make good sapphic art. Maybe before you judge the talent of others you should develop a little yourself. Either that or quit using vitriol laden posts to spam your photography.
Thanks or your refreshing critique of my work- sure, I have 15 different series ranging from Architecture to Illustrative Art, but you went right for the naked girls section, and I commend you for knowing exactly what makes you feel tingly.all over.
Also,.I 'll have to give you extra points for typing with only one hand.That is impressive, let me tell you.
BTW, the Sapphic series you derided is my best selling line, so I'm gonna have to take your opinion with a grain of talcum, I'm afraid.
That's the best part about America- with the right marketing, tight nipples and bad grimaces can take you places.
In my case, that would be art galleries and to the bank.
I find it interesting that with all the comments posted here that slam the New Times, some of which are harsher than mine- you felt that I was the one worth responding to, and rather than address what I said, your conduit of debate was to attack my creative work.
Ouch. I am wounded, you sassy sticky thing you.
With all respect that is due, I've been a professional Artist for two decades, so at this point in my life, I'm kind of past caring about anonymous cowards and their opinion of me or my work.
Hiding in the Internet's closet and hissing like a Japanese school girl doesn't impress me much. Sorry, but that's the truth.
In closing, I thank you for your honest opinion and look forward to your further critiques, as I am sure they will be just as fascinating.
respectfully,Wayne Michael Reichhttp://www.WayneMichaelReich.c...
(PS: You don't have to visit my site if you don't want to, that's why it's called free will.)
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