Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Malcolm Gladwell's word games

Melissa and I were chatting about Malcolm Gladwell's contribution to last week's episode of "This American Life" Tough Room in which he shares how terrifying his first experience in a newsroom was. The best part of the the act is what perverse and often baffling things he does to deal with his fear.

Also part of the show was a peek inside The Onion's "newsroom," which is also rather amusing.

This got me to thinking, are there any stories we could be writing about tough rooms?

If you have 45 minutes or so, listen to the show and share your thoughts. If you only have five minutes, fast forward (if you can even do that with a podcast) and listen to Gladwell, it's totally worth the small amount of time you'd be investing.