The Commercial Appeal laid off 16 staffers yesterday, 12 from the newsroom. Gannett says this is the newsroom of the future. That’s not what it looks like.
From Twitter wars to “alternative facts” this administration seems like they’ll do anything to prop up the ego of their supreme leader.
Its funny how just a few words, reported without a whole lot of context, can drive perceptions about a news story. Such is the case in the coverage of former Memphis Mayor Herenton’s speech at Mayor Strickland’s prayer breakfast last weekend.
Memphis broke a record Friday which sent the local media into full hyperventilation mode. The coverage was typical…typically bad.
The Twitter presidency of one Donald J. Trump is about 7 weeks away from becoming a “real” thing. And while the media is verklempt with reporting every insane tweet pushed by the President-elect, some real stuff is happening that will have a long-term impact on the nation.
Once upon a time I thought the media was a defender of democracy. It was a check on the power…