There is hope for Newspapers after all

There is hope for Newspapers after all

Once upon a time, in the pre-digital world, I was an ardent subscriber of whatever newspaper in the city I lived in. Opelika-Auburn News during my school days, or The Charlotte Observer. Both papers have paywalls now, and in the case of the “O”, have made many changes to staff, content, and even paper size that doesn’t add up to the $1 daily {Observer is $1.50} and $2 Sunday prices charged. The O-A News is a small town paper and is only semi-politically oriented {lean right}, but does tend to have hands off coverage of the largest entity in its area, Auburn University (Disclosure: 1989 graduate of said U). Here is a story in the Huffington Post, one of the news websites generated in the digital, web age, which is attempting to provide broad destination content with a bit of an edge. The story that is linked below is an example of such content. As for the Observer, editorial and sales are now in the NASCAR building and production is elsewhere in the county. A major city news cycle brings political coverage and slants into play; they become evident. Unfortunately, for them, if you want real information on what is happening in this city, they are not the go-to place to find it. Similarly, this can be said for the six TV news operations locally and two radio news operations. There is a way to get back there, and the linked content is a primer for this.

Brian Stelter has been training for this moment his entire life


Jesse Dittmar/For The Washington Post 

Despite the fact that I do not subscribe to CNN, or cable for that matter, I am one of his many Twitter followers and newsletter subscribers. He has even written a response that I had sent to him on a guest recommendation, which is amazing since he is a reasonably well-known media figure. He is the voice of calm in a troubled media landscape; this voice is so evident on a tragic day at post time. In the criminal world, convey the impression of an emphasis on historical events being replayed for current times. He cites the Virginia Tech mass shooting and the WDBJ-TV incident of years prior as examples. The social media aspect did not come into play for the former incident.


h/t Brian Stelter has been training for this moment his entire life – The Washington Post

Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann?


I have always been a fan of Keith, especially during his Sports reporting career. Now he has an opportunity to be unleashed since he doesn’t work for the typical corporate media.

The ex-MSNBC host recasts his fire-breathing punditry for the Web, to bring the fight to Trump.

Source: Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann? – The Washington Post

The Beyhive rules

This is the name of part of her most ardent fanbase (“Urban Dictionary,” n.d.). Just like fans of other entertainers, she can do little wrong in their eyes. I live her as well, but do not obsess with her or her every move.

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