Hey Craccum readers, Gossip Girl here. One of our many sources sent us a tip through the Whistleblower function on our website and they graciously attached photo evidence. The groundbreaking, important, essential news? It’s the co-Editors’ birthdays.
Our source tells us that in true iconic Libra fashion, our esteemed co-Editors’ birthdays fell on the 6th and 9th of the month, respectively. If you want definitive proof that God has favourites, then look no further. It’s a match made in heaven—or hell, depending on your perspective. Although the co-Editors can’t always be perfectly paired as Flora and Naomii are, Craccum is now accepting expressions of interest for the 2023 Editors. Think you can bring Craccum to bigger and better heights? Now’s your chance. Section editor and staff writer positions will also open later this year, so keep your eyes peeled.
And it seems that replacement can’t come soon enough. Spotted: Flora and Naomii out and about town just before print-day instead of proofing the magazine. No wonder the crosswords always have so many errors in them. Haven’t they learned their lesson from when they got cancelled?
In the meantime, our illustrious co-Editors are celebrating Libra season with a new, salacious issue of Craccum. News and gossip are two sides of the same coin, if you think about it. And take it from the inside: journalists are notorious for rumours. At the intersection of the rumour mill and verified news lies the shady region of the tabloid. And with an increase in click-bait media, the lines between tabloid trash and reputable news outlets are becoming increasingly blurred.
So, take a deep dive with us into this somewhat meta issue, where we loosely explore the evolving media landscape and its cultural impact. But that’s not all in this jam-packed issue. We also cover the recent tertiary sector strikes, review local legends The Beths’ new album, and rag on New Zealand Chinese Language Week.
Until next time. You know you love me…