Google, China, Ha Jin & Chris Johns

This breaking story…

… reminds us of this unsolved mystery: Why did the Editor of National Geographic kill Ha Jin’s story on Censorship in China?

Ha Jin

And why haven’t we heard any explanation from Editor Chris Johns on why he killed that story just weeks before he left for a launch party with our new publishing partners in the People’s Republic of China?

Chris Johns

The central question for Chris
( whose annual salary in 2008 was $604,140 ):

Whose side are you on?

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Image credits:

≡  Ha Jin via Boston University’s Creative Writing Program
≡  Chris Johns via magazine.org
≡  Editorial cartoon by John Sherffias via sherffius.com

  • Calico Jack

    Since you brought up his salary, how does that compare with other editors-in-chief of major magazines?

    • Great question, CJ, but I don’t know the answer. Not yet, anyway. My guess is that $604,140 is way above average… don’t you think?

  • Calico Jack

    Since you brought up his salary, how does that compare with other editors-in-chief of major magazines?

    • Great question, CJ, but I don’t know the answer. Not yet, anyway. My guess is that $604,140 is way above average… don’t you think?

  • Ethel Starbird
    • Hmmm…. then I guess it’s safe to assume that Chris John’s annual salary is significantly above average… yes?

  • Ethel Starbird
    • Hmmm…. then I guess it’s safe to assume that Chris John’s annual salary is significantly above average… yes?

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