Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to kill a newspaper

This is a really good article on the rise and fall of the Oakland Press. It will confirm a lot of the things I have written here previously and in hindsight was proven correct. I take no great satisfaction in that, because I love newspapers.

I know I haven't been here in a long time, but there just isn't much about newspapers that are worth writing about anymore. I may start writing more on other subjects here soon.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Some sad news from my former employer

Sadly, the hits keep coming. I agree with the writer that this could not come at a worst time for journalism. As for Ann Arbor, as I wrote when they folded the Ann Arbor News tent, it was doomed from the start. But I do wish my friends and colleagues the best. They are doing the best with very little.

An amazing piece of criminal journalism

I found this article disturbing in the extreme about the level of trickery pulled by a publisher. I applaud the reporter who resigned over this affair.

I know I have not been good about publishing on this blog. There are a number of personal reasons for that, but I'll try to be better in the future.