So I click on the story “Film Festival Says Roman Polanski Arrested” this morning on the New York Times website and get the following. (click to enrage)

I like the fact that AP reporters communicate in tweet language, and go to the internet for news. But I guess I knew that already. Curious what series of accidents gets an chat dialogue into the a news item approved for circulation to the New York Times.

Reminds me that my first experience with the “internet” was hanging out with my friend Jay Szep, who was then just starting to work for Reuters, in Toronto some time in the early 90s, and he logging onto the Reuters system and being able to read unpublished or raw news articles and notes from around the world which he could then refine, add on to, use for his stories, etc. Seemed so wild.

I wish this happened more often, would make a good book project.