“Newspapers and baseball on the cheap” – an update
Another look at Bob Nutting’s similar business models for his newspaper chain and baseball team
Early last year, I wrote here and here about the similarities between how Robert Nutting runs his newspaper chain (Ogden) and his baseball team (the Pittsburgh Pirates).
Here’s some of the important elements of the newspaper’s business model as I described them in my first post:
- 1. Minimize costs by cutting workers, . . .
Our local media are failing us
Last Friday's Wheeling Hospital story is just one more example
The Wheeling Hospital lawsuit
Last Friday, the United States Department of Justice joined a lawsuit against Wheeling Hospital. The story broke early in the day and the local TV stations carried the announcement on their evening newscasts. On Saturday, the Wheeling Intelligencer provided a short summary as well as the denials from a . . .
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I guess "no news is good news"
A look at Monday's front page in search of something newsworthy
With the exception of a sports page editor, apparently no one works at the Intelligencer on weekends. This morning's Wheeling "newspaper" had the following four stories on the front page:
Justice Remembers Wheeling's Place in His Company's History
The WV governor visited Wheeling last . . .
Quick takes on today’s Wheeling “newspapers”
Is Donald Trump no longer president?
Yesterday and earlier today, other news sources told us that the president may have signaled a willingness to talk to the Chinese about trade, may have gotten information on Mueller’s questioning of Paul Manafort, criticized the Federal Reserve and General Motors, questioned the study on climate . . .
"Black Friday" for the Intelligencer
A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"
News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither
Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .
Reading the Sunday News-Register
Less news than last Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register (is that possible?) and another lack of disclosure
Were there any reporters working yesterday?
With no coverage of a local protest march against the president’s immigration policy, today’s “news” section tests the bottom on news coverage established just last Sunday. This Sunday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register has only six pages of news vs. last week’s which had eight. With . . .
Bob Nutting, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Ogden Newspapers
Taking "baseball on the cheap" to a new level
Baseball on the cheap (a continuing story)
Robert Nutting owns the Ogden Newspaper chain and he's the principle owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates. Editorials found in his papers regularly brag about his company's commitment to journalism. In his media interviews about his baseball team, Nutting repeatedly asserts his . . .
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