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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Ray Clark has no appropriate experience

From the Press Herald article in 2000 about the Gray News's lack of ethics:

"Clark never worked at a newspaper until he took this job, which pays $175 a week. He's an advertising writer who still earns most of his income writing copy for junk mail distributors."

Well. That explains some things.

12 Comments:

  • And this is what Nathan Tsukroff wrote a few months ago:

    "Prata simply hung out her shingle one day and declared herself a journalist. Her lack of education in the field, and her lack of experience, clearly shows."

    If that is so, then ask Nathan Tsukroff what he thinks of Clark hanging out his shingle one day. After all, Nathan IS working for a non-journalist whose lack of experience clearly shows and whose only real-world work is writing junk mail.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 10:25 AM  

  • Ack, Nathan is a quitter anyway.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:01 PM  

  • Nathan Tsukroff and Ray Clark are quite the deceptive pair..each of them have NO credibility..integrity..or
    .accountability..They are both unethical, and Lie! They are non-journalists whose lack of experience should clearly show their Board of Directors something! However,Having seen the list of the Directors for GN...I think even They leave a lot to be desired!?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:34 PM  

  • I believe that the GN BOD realizes that the paper is dying but not one of them has the leadership quality to speak-out and take command. They should be looking for a buyer!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:24 AM  

  • It is so sad how you digress every waking moment on this blog

    By Anonymous Debbie Shaw Mancini, at 5:16 PM  

  • Really? How so, Debbie?

    Do you not think it is pertinent for Nathan to have the same disdain for Ray's lack of experience as he had for Elizabeth's purported lack of experience?

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 5:36 PM  

  • Hey Debbie, instead of insulting this blog and it's creator, maybe you could answer some important questions being asked on Tinman's blog.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:11 PM  

  • you all are so petty and childish. for adults to behave like this is crazy and makes me embarassed to live in this town. grow up and stop picking apart every little thing. try focusing on something that matters instead of how someone didnt have experience 6 years ago.

    By Blogger Wtrfalz, at 7:24 PM  

  • "try focusing on something that matters instead of how someone didnt have experience 6 years ago"

    It's important to me that the influential vehicle of the Fourth Estate is used appropriately and the people behind such a vehicle are ethical. That matters to me a great deal.

    But, what would matter to you? What do you suggest we focus on?

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 5:18 AM  

  • I honestly dont care what you focus on as long as it is something that is worthy enough to waste your time on it. Dont you think that Mr. Clark has had enough experience by now that it really doesn't matter how he started? everyone has to start somewhere. Its just so stupid that grown adults are wasting their time and behaving like kids point their fingers and bringing up petty points that make no difference now. I am only 23 years old and already I have more common sense and curtesy than you.

    By Blogger Wtrfalz, at 9:24 AM  

  • "Dont you think that Mr. Clark has had enough experience by now that it really doesn't matter how he started?" No, I do not. I think that Mr Clark's lack of experience has set him in a downward spiral from inexperienced to unethical. if he had had some experience to start with, or had even sought out training on his own after he started, his downward spiral may have been averted.

    We are courteous, I'm sorry you see it otherwise. Talking about important ideas is not disrespectful. Using examples to substantiate tohse ideas is extremely respectful. I think it is the climate of the "politically correct generation" who was raised on "don't say anything bad, it might hurt somebody's feelings" that is coloring the views of the younger generation who becomes so upset when anyone says boo about anything important.

    Blogs are meant to discuss issues and allow people to bring up things they like, don't like and want to see improve. I am sorry to see you think it is a waste of time bringing up the Journalism Code of Ethics and adherance to it. If that was such a waste of time the New York Times would not have hired an obudsman. Or the State of Maine would not have instituted a committee to discuss ethical failings of those who apply Right to Know law. Blogs are ideal forums to bring up issues of experience, ethics, proper news gathering.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 10:02 AM  

  • Ray Clark has NO appropriate experience; and to pay him $175.00 is just plain ludicrous!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:32 AM  

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