Dear reporter: How about a makeover?

© iStockphoto.com/Don Bayley

© iStockphoto.com/Don Bayley

It used to be that the telephone and mailbox were the primary tools for oddball readers to reach busy newsrooms, but now there's email. Kate Galbraith writes in Nieman Reports about the makeover pitch and other doozies that have crossed her screen: "One person, upon seeing that my mini-biography on The Texas Tribune website included a degree from the London School of Economics, rambled on about Queen Boudicca's destruction of Londinium (London) in the year 60 A.D."