A look at the evolution of Wheeling’s “newspapers” and their owner, Robert Nutting, on sports betting
Betting on sports moves from “bad” to “good”
The first editorial that I could find about sports wagering in our local Wheeling “newspapers” was from August 2015 and it was clearly negative:
More Legalized Gambling Bad Bet
After the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the . . .
From this weekend’s Wheeling News-Register editorial: “Plagiarism is plagiarism, whether you’re a student or a college president.” What about newspapers?
Before it demands accountability from West Liberty University, shouldn’t Ogden get its own house in order first?
Some examples of plagiarism by Wheeling papers
Recently, in editorials
In the last month, the Wheeling Intelligencer printed two plagiarized editorials. Most recently, on October 4, the Intelligencer published an editorial on Ohio’s prisons. Over half of the editorial is word-for-word from an AP news report. (See here). On . . .
Another week, another plagiarism
Yes, it is another Wheeling Intelligencer plagiarism. Today’s editorial, “Fix Ohio’s Prison System,” most likely came from one of Ogden’s Ohio papers where it was stolen from an Associated Press reporter. Here is the first five paragraphs of a report by the AP’s Farnoush Amiri on September 15. I have highlighted in bold what today’s . . .
Too lazy to write a new editorial, the Wheeling News-Register celebrates its birthday by recycling an editorial it ran two years ago today
“Newspapers on the cheap” has reached a new low. Without acknowledging that it had done so, today’s News-Register ran the same editorial it did on September 22, 2019.* (In fairness to Ogden, there were two differences; today’s editorial twice updated the age of the newspaper.)
Our local Ogden newspapers do something that I’ve never . . .
A look at how two local critics of federal pandemic relief aid for the unemployed fared under the Paycheck Protection Program
From a Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on May 7, 2021:
Bottom line: It’s time for Americans to get back to work. It’s high time for Congress to end the supplemental unemployment benefits.”
Translation: now that we’ve gotten our PPP money, it’s time to end government handouts!
In . . .
Newspapers on the cheap (part 457)
If you worked through the quiz by starting with the premise that Wheeling papers would not be covering the economics connected with a coal plant in Marshall County, you probably arrived at the correct answers. Yes, the Intelligencer's top story was
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Big Issues Coming Before Pennsylvania Voters Tuesday
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 . . .