[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-09-29 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
pragmatists don't jump off buildings to get stories.

And what I dislike is this seems like an excuse to write less of her. Perry isn't in every issue of Superman, JJJ isn't in every issue of Spidey. Bosses don't always have to appear. Unless Superman is lost in time or in deep space Lois Lane should be in every single issue.
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[personal profile] jaybee3 2011-09-30 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Also - since Clark is staying in print, its clear Lois isn't HIS boss but Perry still is (and the new female publisher). So it will have to be more contrived for L&C to run into each other (they don't seem particularly close in this incarnation even as friends) unlike before when they were fighting for the same story.
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[personal profile] stillanerd 2011-09-30 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
pragmatists don't jump off buildings to get stories.

That's why I said she's a "pragmatist with regards to the rise of new media." Because you're right, as a character, she still the feisty, no-nonsense reporter who will put her own life on the line to get the story, but when it comes to her views on old media vs new media, she's embracing the new media while still wanting to maintain the standards of the old.

And what I dislike is this seems like an excuse to write less of her. Perry isn't in every issue of Superman, JJJ isn't in every issue of Spidey. Bosses don't always have to appear. Unless Superman is lost in time or in deep space Lois Lane should be in every single issue.

I agree. It would be a really bad mistake on DC's part if Lois gets pushed off to the side because of this new job of hers. But what I'm saying, and hoping, is that--based on how she handled the news coverage in this issue--this will be a source of conflict for her because she ISN'T someone who likes sitting behind a desk or being behind the scenes. She wants to be right where the action is and wants to expose the truth. Now, she's in a position where she's not only behind the scenes but is expected to deliver ratings regardless of the truth or even people's lives. In that respect, Lois, even though she thinks she can be able to deliver the kind of hard-hitting, cutting edge, gutsy journalism that she's known for, she's, in reality, out of her element and had a huge disadvantage, and I think the over the course of the comic, she's going to be made increasingly aware of that fact.