News on the Cheap: The Ogden Newspapers’ Business Plan
- Minimize costs by cutting workers, overworking those who are left, and underpaying them.
- Utilize economies of scale by printing previously-used local editorials throughout the chain.
- Periodically publish columns and editorials reminding readers what a great job the newspaper is . . .
If you think that the editorials you read in local Ogden newspapers are all written locally, think again
Fake local editorials
If you google “editorial definition” you’ll probably see something similar to the one I found at dictionary.com:
an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or editor.
That seems accurate. I was reminded of the word's definition as I read an editorial in today’s Wheeling . . .
Can the locals get any more blatant in their partisanship?
Hey, I thought that Joselyn King worked for the Wheeling "newspapers" and not the Patrick Morrisey campaign? (Hmmm -- the thought just occurred to me that maybe they are one-and-the-same.) Both of today's papers carried her front-page (I hesitate to call it a "news report") article on Patrick Morrisey's background . . .
An important Ogden guideline for political cartoonists: you can offend the Prophet but don't offend the profit
In the aftermath of the attack last year on the offices of Charlie Hebdo for printing a political cartoon satirizing the Prophet Muhammad, one of our local Ogden "newspapers" followed up on it with a column by Mike Myer. As I noted at the time, the Myer column discussed the attack and then focused on the question of why some news . . .