|Will another shark-sighting story get bored readers to bite?|
So why did it take Editor Francis Scandale more than two full days to get the winners-and-losers story onto the front page today?
There are two major shore stories in The Record today, but the best one is relegated to sidebar status on A-6, while readers get yet another one of those nonsensical, is-it-safe-to-go-into-water pieces all over Page 1.
On A-6, Staff Writer Jim Beckerman does a great job contrasting neighboring Ocean Grove and Asbury Park -- a story of interest even to shore denizens -- and puts his musician's knowledge to good use.
On A-3, readers learn the adventure is over for a baboon that escaped from an amusement park, but not that several others are on the loose in the Woodland Park newsroom.
Why two Georgia immigration law protest stories on A-3 and A-11, and why wasn't a refer used?
WWI, not DWI
On the front of head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes' Local section, Road Warrior John Cichowski must have used a mind-altering substance to turn out his umpteenth column on holiday drinking and driving.
This is writing while "intoxicated."
Hackensack news is still away on vacation.
Christie as savior
In Opinion, an editorial on budget pain and the death of NJN is conspicuous by its absence (O-2).
But Editorial Page Editor Alfred P. Doblin found room on the front of the section for a glowing story on Christie under the headline: