Welcome to News to Me, a blog written by an online news editor who, during the course of his busy day, peruses dispatches from all over the world and tries to make sense of them, when possible, or light of them when that appears to be the saner course.
For years, I’ve edited or written articles involving crime, death, and other weighty topics.
It can be a bit depressing, to be honest.
To counter that, I’ve also spun lively tales of the more frivolous and risible events taking place on this fine planet – such as a Bulgarian city council member being fired for playing too much FarmVille on Facebook, or an Atlanta soap opera writer reminiscing about the final episode of ‘As The World Turns.’
I was surprised to learn how many people like that kind of story. Armed with statistics, I implored my supervisors to give me my dream job. Lo and behold, it worked!
I’ll still be editing online news, but I’ll also be scouring the planet for the absurd. If you have any suggestions, be sure to e-mail me at gmathis(at)ajc.com.
Blog entries will be open for commenting, so you can share your thoughts with other News To Me readers. Try to keep it clean and on-topic; deleting comments is dull work.
Hopefully you, and my boss, will enjoy the blog.
Now, let’s see what I can dig up.