Bill Keller Would Like You to Picture Him As a Large African Mammal

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"Seriously, my own wife isn't as interested in what I do all day as John Koblin, Michael Calderone, Jacob Bernstein, and the rest of our obsessive chroniclers. These guys always remind me of oxpeckers, those little birds that ride on the backs of large African mammals and eat their ticks." —New York Times executive editor Bill Keller offers a tableau of wildlife on journalism's grassy savanna.