Hail to the Press

This Just In got its first truly major press coverage this week — with a nice nod in Newsweek’s 14 November issue, in their new “Cyberscope” section.

They declined to run my Letter to the Editor.

There has been plenty of previous notice from smaller publications, but Newsweek is certainly a big fish.

They dub TJI “All the News That’s Not Fit to Print”. Inexplicably, they say it started in 1986. No, that’s when I started work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where True started on my hallway bulletin board.

I did really love the Jack-in-the-Box cartoon, though! I adapted the idea for the covers of the True book collections.

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Despite Newsweek’s gigantic circulation, the write-up “only” resulted in a few thousand new subscriptions — few people are online in 1994. The “Cyberscope” section was soon scrapped: they couldn’t constrain online news to just one page!

1 Comment on “Hail to the Press

  1. Hey! I remember that “Cyberscope”. I received my first email address in college a couple of months previous to it, and it was my very first subscription to a news bulletin outside campus. This month (march 2014) I become a Premium Subscriber, thanks to my first royalties check as author… It took a long time, but I did it! Thanks Randy. Saludos desde México.


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