I picked up my morning newspaper today, the print edition, natch, and just below my People column, on A2, not in the arts and entertainment section, is a rather large advertisement for the symphony orchestra that I cover regularly in my other life, as a music critic.
Does the orchestra figure that Mangan’s readers are going to follow him to A2 and the new celebrity beat? And are those readers so numerous that it would be worth the orchestra’s while? Or would the orchestra have purchased that space anyway, People column or not, Mangan or not?
These are questions I can’t answer. But maybe, just maybe, I should ask for a raise.