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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000372.txt from 2004/10

From: "Lelia Loban" <lelialoban@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Fw: help for a new york times reporter
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:39:27 -0400


Mark Charette forwarded this message:
> greetings. i'm a reporter for the times, and i'm
> trying to track down two clarinetists, gwen
> appel and garrick zoeter, for a story i'm
> working on. any way you can help? it would
> be much appreciated. many thanks.

> dan wakin

Ormondtoby Montoya wrote,
>>is is completely off-topic, but is there something
>>out the mechanics of reporting that causes a
>>porter not to capitalize?

It's possible he typed with his thumbs and sent the e-mail on a Blackberry
or something similar. Although I'd never dare to send a query that
unprofessional-looking, reporters for the largest, most reputable
publications often do feel so secure about their positions that they feel
free to get sloppy. (This may be as good a place as any for a small
personal update: I'm once again a staff writer for Scarlet Street, a film
review magazine.) The N. Y. Times does have a staff writer named Daniel J.
Wakin, who contributes regularly re. classical music. Has anyone verified
that this is his e-mail address and that the routing on that e-mail would
go back to that address and not get rerouted? (When in doubt, I type the
e-mail address into the "To" field, instead of using the reply button.) I
was glad to see that someone on the list did the right thing, by forwarding
the e-mail to Gwen Appel, instead of providing someone with information
about her without her consent. This way, she can decide for herself
whether to reply.

Lelia Loban
More trees, less Bush: Kerry and Edwards in 2004!

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