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Newspaper editor laments end of satirical section


Cheyenne Makinia/Fourth Estate

Dylan Dobson, Off the Wall Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Off the Wall

Would-be journalist and editor for the Off the Wall section of Fourth Estate Dylan Dobson will greatly miss the satirical section when it disappears next week.

Dobson, a senior communication major, also edits the entertainment review section of the paper. He inherited editor duties for Off the Wall when the section’s former editor Jared Christman was promoted to the much more prestigious News section of the paper.

“I’m really going to miss hearing week after week how unfunny my ideas are,” Dobson said. “And writing ridiculous stories under pseudonyms week after week. Jayce Briton? Bernice Richmond? Who would actually name their kids like that?”

Dobson said that he enjoyed tarnishing his journalistic integrity week after week producing UW-Green Bay’s very own farcicle version of the news.

“It’s a great idea,” he said. “Take a bunch of legitimate news articles and randomly shove some nonsense right in between them, with just the smallest disclaimer in the corner to notify readers. What could go wrong?”

The change comes after a judge at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Convention was confused by the existence of the section.

“It’s been fun spending my Sunday nights working on a section that I felt in my heart shouldn’t exist. And it was great hearing that an Associated Collegiate Press judge echoed my sentiments,” Dobson said.

Off the Wall will be replaced by another page of reviews.

“Maybe now there will be enough space finally to review the entire “Criterion Collection” one film at a time,” Dobson said. To himself. Perhaps Dylan, perhaps