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How journalism will survive

December 19, 2008

From Online Journalism Review: Activist newsrooms don’t have to abandon journalistic principles, says Robert Niles. “They simply need to refocus on principles they should have been aspiring to all along — such as accuracy, truth and…

Paperless Daily

December 14, 2008

Wall Street Journal reports that the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News may only publish web versions of its paper Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays. The papers are owned by Detroit Media Partnership L.P. – Gannett…


Gannett makes more cuts

December 10, 2008

The rumor is that the paper will cut the extra “n” and “t” from its name (credit Reuters blogs). The City Paper (an alt-weekly in Rochester, NY) has a column on the ever-shrinking daily—their daily paper…


News coverage of budget workshop weak

June 29, 2007

Escambia County Commission held its first budget workshop yesterday. WEAR TV focused on the cuts on funds given to non-profits like the Florida Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Michael Cemetery, Clean & Green, 4th of July Fireworks. No…


Saturday updates to INweekly

May 5, 2007

SatDaily Dose Summary of daily newspapers along Gulf Coast and the state of Florida. WEEKEND TOOB PICKS Saturday night is barren so party heavy and recover in front of the tube on Sunday.…


Letterman List

May 1, 2007

On Monday night (4/30), David Letterman made a list of ten signs your newspaper is in trouble: 10. Covers all news that happens within one block of the office 9. Today’s exclusive — “Nixon Dead!” 8.…


Debate over moderation of web comments

April 28, 2007

Our local daily has caught heat for not moderating the comments that are posted on its web site ( It has become a haven for racist and bigoted comments – where gulf1.commers, Luke McCoy fans and…


Media manufactured Jessica Lynch legend

April 28, 2007

Michael Delong, the deputy commander at United States Central Command from 2001 to 2003, has an op-ed piece in the NY Times. He tells of pressure from politicians and the press to make Lynch into a…


Mainstream media indicted

April 21, 2007

Bill Moyers tackles the media and its role in the Iraq War next week on his PBS show. Northwest Florida makes the show: Moyers also asserts that editors at the Panama City (Fla.) News-Herald received an…


CNN and Outtakes agree

April 5, 2007

We need more hard news From Washington Post: CNN president Jonathan Klein says he regards “American Morning” as “the only real newscast in the morning.” He adds: “What the audience wants from CNN is hard news.…


Dailies are killing the golden goose

March 4, 2007

Mother Jones takes a look at newspaper chains: “It’s not the Internet that’s killing newspapers. It’s the equity-chasing investors and their friends at the FCC who have put outsize profits before a free press. An exclusive…


Racists takeover PNJ website

January 27, 2007

Today the daily newspaper ran a positive article on the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce naming Pat Brown as its Business Person of the Year. The comments on posted following the article are…


50 best TV commericals of the 1980s

December 11, 2006

This is a post for your spare time or for when the boss is looking the other way. It’s the 50 greatest commercials of the 1980s. Amazingly there’s a video of each one. Go ahead walk…


Gannett wants CareerBuilder

November 29, 2006

Gannett continues to review Tribune financials for a possible offer. According to Chicago Tribune writer Michael Oneal (Gannett may be interested ), its the CareerBuilder – employment tabloid and website – that interests the media giant:…


How Newsroom Works

November 13, 2006

A Greensboro editor has diagramed how the newsroom work at a daily newspaper works. Ours isn’t as complicated. I will try to come up with one for your reading enjoyment. (See DIAGRAM )…