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Dailies are killing the golden goose

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 look at our shrinking media universe." One interesting paragraph that [...]

Racists takeover PNJ website

Racists takeover PNJ website

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 pnj.com posted following the article are some of the most ignorant and racist I've read in a long time. Would the PNJ or any [...]

50 best TV commericals of the 1980s

50 best TV commericals of the 1980s

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 down memory lane.

Gannett wants CareerBuilder

Gannett wants CareerBuilder

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: Gannett may see special interest in Tribune because of [...]

How Newsroom Works

How Newsroom Works

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 )

Sinclair takes shot at Mediacom

Sinclair and DIRECTV to Offer Rebates for Mediacom Cable Customers Who Switch to DIRECTV Mobile/Pensacola (November 7, 2006) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is reminding Mediacom (Nasdaq: MCCC) cable customers that if they switch their service to satellite provider, [...]

Mark O’Brien translator – 11/6/06

Mark O’Brien translator – 11/6/06

Mark had a rough weekend. Opens with a short story of Joe Royals, convicted felony who got clemency and now can vote. Then we get Mark's Opines: High insurance rates hurt Florida. Incumbents had edge in WSRE debates - knew issues better due to more experience. Library open on Monday [...]

BOC PLT Benefit a Hit!

BOC PLT Benefit a Hit!

The first ever Best of Coast celebration was a big hit last night at Seville Quarter. Proceeds from the Silent Auction and the gate went to the Pensacola Little Theater. We had a sampling of the winners there for the public to enjoy. Food: Billy Bob's BBQ, Tre Fratelli, Atlas/Fish House, Eat!, [...]

Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

Yesterday, PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien gave his views on Mark Foley (Foley case gets even slimier as partisans throw mud, call names). In the Oct. 12 issue of the IN, I do the same (Outtakes ). Mark focuses on what he sees as name-calling. Misstates the Studd incident in 1983. And the ties to [...]

It’s okay to get your news from The Daily Show

It’s okay to get your news from The Daily Show

Indiana University professor Julia Fox has determined that there is no significant difference in the average amounts of video and audio substance between broadcast network news storiesand 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Fox and two grad students actually studied it:  "The Daily Show" as [...]

Papers need to take risks

Papers need to take risks

I love this quote: "Quality US papers may never opt for the Independent's provocative mix of news and views; it not only upsets the traditional church/state divide, it flies in the face of the emphasis on solid reporting at which they have excelled," writes Sellers. "But the Independent's and the [...]

A jinxed life…read on

A jinxed life…read on

Do you think you have it bad? Read this article about Thomas L. Cook, who died at 54 when he was fatally hit by a car. He may have been the most accident-proned person in the United States. "He was kinda accident-prone, I swear to God, even before he was born," said his sister, Mady [...]

Two FL papers had Foley emails…did nothing

Two FL papers had Foley emails…did nothing

Last November, the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald had copies of the Foley emails and chose not to print them. St. Pete Times: The ex-page wouldn't go on the record, and "our policy is that we don't make accusations against people using unnamed sources," writes politics editor Scott [...]

Newsweek wimps out

Newsweek wimps out

Here are the International covers for this week's Newsweek. Notice that the U.S cover is somewhat different. Once again mainstream media wimps out. If Newsweek has reports that we're losing in Afghanistan then let the American public read the articles. News is news.

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