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As we navigate the changes in our media sales world right now, I think it’s important to focus on the Post-COVID Customer Needs Assessment.    We’re living in a world where … more
16th Century British statesman Edmund Burke was purported to have said on the floor of the House of Commons, "there were three Estates … but in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sat a fourth … more
As of today, The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that there will be three presidential debates this year. Wouldn’t it be interesting if we urged Joe Biden to not only announce his running mate, but spend the next few weeks searching and vetting, then also announcing his picks for his key cabinet posts... more
More local newspapers will shut down this year than in recent memory. New rounds of newsroom layoffs are turning others into weak and woefully incomplete stewards of local journalism. With no witnesses, reports of corruption and incompetence in powerful institutions will go down, as corruption and incompetence in powerful institutions actually increases. No one will be watching. more
This year’s Pulitzer Prizes have come and gone, a nice reminder of the types of stories the industry spent time tackling before we were forced to live and breathe coronavirus. But a couple … more
It doesn’t take much to have a negative outlook right now. Times are uncertain, and none of us know exactly how or when the pandemonium will be resolved. But rather than hunker down until the … more
It’s important to celebrate the little victories right now. It’s how we stay sane. Even in the face of a crisis that threatens the continued existence of newspapers at all levels, … more
To say 2020 has been a tumultuous year would be an understatement. A global pandemic is ravaging public health and the economy, protests against racism and police brutality are gripping the nation, and our politics have become even more polarized. more
News publishers have been able to apply for financial assistance under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program. Should this kind of assistance become a permanent solution? more
The dramatic impact that the novel coronavirus has had on the United States and the world is undeniable. There are many different ways to view what has happened, and I do not wish to be … more
Like the rest of the country, I was stunned and in disbelief as I watched the television broadcasts and read the accounts about the attacks on journalists covering the protests over George Floyd, a black man, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 25. From Los Angeles to New York City, journalists, along with protesters, were being arrested, hit with rubber bullets, pepper-sprayed and more. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, as of the first week of June, there have been more than 400 incidents reported at national George Floyd protests. more
It’s not exactly news that everyone is scrambling for answers right now. And while I’ve seen a lot of good leaders step up to the plate, it’s hard to play this game when the rules shift on a daily basis. And it’s no surprise that so many people are struggling when the ground continues to shift beneath our feet. Every week there’s a new choice from your local, state, or federal government, there’s new information about COVID-19 and its transmission, and no matter what you chose yesterday, the new day may force you to reevaluate and consider if your choices are worth maintaining. more
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