February 9, 2005
Updates: Quote Marks, Vampires, Manga
Here are a few key updates on stories linked to previously.
First, Editor & Publisher gets to the bottom
of Monday's decision by the Chicago Tribune
to swap out that day's episode of the conservative Prickly City
. While the paper swears it wasn't politically motivated, they also claim not to have pulled it because of perceived bad taste of a Chappaquiddick joke, which apparently they thought hilarious, but for accuracy. The report says a syndicate editor added quotes to a line credited to Senator Ted Kennedy the Tribune
knew wasn't a direct quote. I'm not sure why this couldn't have been handled with a phone call or two and some whiteout, but maybe it was caught late.
Second, books I called novelizations of the Vampire Hunter D
series are actually the original volumes from which the series came, as sharp-eyed reader Robert Boyd pointed out. This report
has the books being team-published by DH Press and Digital Manga.
Third, there's a mention
at the top of the Anime News Network site today that explains recent appearances of untranslated manga is part of an experiment by the chain bookstore Border's.
posted 5:45 am PST
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