Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The scarcest resource on earth?
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 21:23:41 -0500
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Nathan - As Marc Small said, that is a completely different situation  - 
and you are absolutely correct in your assertion.:-)
B. D.

Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> B.D.,
> "B. D. Colen" wrote:
>> There is an enormous difference between the "trade press" and what I
>> would term the legitimate press - and one of the reasons the legitimate
>> press is sometimes considered legitimate - or used to be so considered -
>> is because the legitimate press long ago did away with the practice of
>> accepting these kinds of freebies.
> I think that the main difference between the trade press (e.g. Popular
> Photography) and others is that the trade press is so totally dependent on
> advertising from the major players in the industry that the advertising tail
> completely wags the editorial dog. The only trade publication I trust is
> Motorcycle Consumer News, because they, like Consumer Reports, accept no
> advertising and live on subscriptions and book sales only.
>> I know, however, the practices in
>> Europe are quite different: In many major nations there reporters are
>> allowed to accept meals, transportation to events, etc., from
>> corporations. Pharmaceutical companies, for instance, pay to send
>> European medical writers to major medical meetings. That does NOT happen
>> in the U.S. with reporters for major publications.
> I do not know about the situation at major European papers like the Times, Le
> Monde etc. compared to their U.S. counterpart. I do know that American doctors and
> medical journal editors accept enormous amounts of hospitality at "conferences"
> organized by the drug companies and medical equipment manufacturers.
> Nathan
> --
> Nathan Wajsman
> Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland
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