Perhaps you have heard about the new season of “The Wire” on HBO. Apparently the show’s executive producer, former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon, isn’t offering a flattering portrayal of the newsroom, including the copy desk. Here’s what one friend reports about the most recent episode:
Don’t know if you watch “The Wire,” but I just groaned at this scene in Sunday’s episode. The Sun is downsizing. They offer an old-timer a choice: buyout or the copy desk. He takes the buyout. Sigh….
My former colleague Pam Nelson mentioned another “Wire” reference to the desk in this post at her blog, Triangle Grammar Guide.