For the first time in my life, I no longer have a local newspaper delivered to my home. I know. What took so long? This has been a gradual weaning. In recent years, it has just been a Sunday experience. But this was the way I was raised (by readers who were raised the same … Continued
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If you’re looking at layoffs in the media business as some kind of “win” for your political agenda, you’re reading the wrong piece. This is an objective view of a situation that isn’t good for anyone but requires a different level of perspective than ever before. If you work in the PR business and survived … Continued
There’s a stat that should stop everyone in the news and PR businesses in their tracks this week. A poll of Republican voters in the “purple” state of Michigan, published in the Detroit News, shows among those who align with the GOP, 66 percent of them – 2 out of every 3 – believe that … Continued
In 30 years of working in and around the media business, I don’t remember seeing anything like the seismic moves we saw in recent months with government and political journalists in Michigan. It was a reshuffling of editors and reporters that affected, at last count, seven news organizations, as movement between them led to a … Continued
Back in April, as vaccines were starting to become available to just about every adult in America, we wrote about what everyone with a platform, especially professional communicators and still-trusted local news outlets, must do in order for the coronavirus crisis to end. So how’d it go? To borrow a line from the TV Show … Continued
We’ve told you how more than 1,000 newspapers across the country have closed in the past decade. We’ve also told you how despite the fact that a Harvard researcher predicts half of newspapers that survived will last less than another decade, 71% of news consumers think the media business is healthy. There’s a big disconnect … Continued