An April 14, 2021 update of the Ogden’s newspaper business plan and some thoughts on its future
As my headlines suggest, its time to take another look at the Ogden Newspapers business plan. I’ve written about this topic on a number of occasions. (See “newspapers on the cheap” in the archive located on the blog's front page.)
Today‘s version of the “incredible shrinking newspaper” is down to 16 pages and features all of the . . .
A look at the coverage by Fox News and the Wheeling Intelligencer
If you follow any national news, you’re probably aware of the growing scandal involving Florida congressman, Matt Gaetz. Here is how these “fair and balanced” news sources have covered this story.
From Business Insider, here is the extent of Fox’s coverage:
On Tuesday night, The New York Times broke . . .
Yeah, right. A look at our local papers’ coverage of the 2020 West Virginia senate race
Regular readers of Ogden’s Wheeling “newspapers” see them a couple of times a year (especially on the Intelligencer’s or News-Register’s anniversary): self-congratulatory editorials telling readers how “fair and balanced” they are. The News-Register quote in my title is from 2017 but readers can find similar sentiments every year – here’s a . . .
It is the least the Wheeling Intelligencer can do for an Ogden favorite
Two weeks after an event that was ignored by the paper when it happened, today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises local representative David McKinley for his actions.
On Tuesday, June 23, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress. In that hearing, . . .
There is none in this WTOV report on covid unemployment fraud
Yesterday, our local Sinclair Broadcasting affiliate, WTOV channel 9, broadcast this report by Jessica Haberley:
NEWS9 Special Assignment: Is the unemployment system promoting fraud?
(Sorry, I could not get the video to set-up for viewing. The summary and the video are on the WTOV website here.)
Haberly . . .
Before local readers give the morning “newspaper” credit for carrying Tuesday’s George Will column, perhaps they should compare the Intelligencer version with the original
Yes, I was a bit surprised. This morning, when I opened the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial page, I saw what looked like George Will’s syndicated column that I had written about on Tuesday. (See two posts down.) In that blog post, I noted how Will had harsh words for President Trump but reserved his sharpest criticism for Republican . . .
More misrepresentation and bias from the Wheeling Intelligencer
On page 2 of today's Wheeling Intelligencer, our local “newspaper” prints a little over half of an AP story that documents the feud between President Trump and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Comparing today's printed article with the Associated Press original, I found that the Intelligencer edited out a sentence explaining the . . .