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 . . .
Today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page provided space for another one
Two months ago, I blogged about how the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page was moving farther to the right and more divorced from reality with its syndicated columnists. That movement (or perhaps more precisely, descent) reached a new low today with the publication of a syndicated column by Wayne Allyn Root:
An Open Letter . . .
Why is it buried on page 6 in the middle of their daily covid report?
The local Wheeling papers usually run daily updates on the local/regional covid situation. Buried in today’s article are these two paragraphs:
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 surge in the Northern Panhandle has forced Wheeling Hospital to install a semi-permanent tent outside the hospital’s emergency-trauma department.
“The tent, . . .
An editorial? We won’t even see coverage of Trump’s phone call!
Joe Lockhart, a communication analyst who served in the Clinton administration, is referring to Trump's attempt to get the Georgia Secretary of State to change the results of the state's presidential election:
Is there a single newspaper in this country who . . .
The Ohio County Schools edition
On Tuesday, I wrote about how U.S. senators managed to be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine nationally. (See two posts down.) Asserting privilege (or, as some might call it, “line jumping”) is not just for the national ruling class – it exists on all levels of government. Last night, WTOV ran the following story on its 6 PM . . .
Is this the only afternoon newspaper in the United States that has nothing about President Trump contracting the coronavirus?
Here is President Trump’s tweet from 12:54 AM this morning:
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
The first Associated Press reports soon followed and continued . . .
A fall 2020 update of the Nutting business model
Over the last two years, I have done several posts on what I believe is Robert Nutting’s business model for his newspapers and his baseball team (“on the cheap”). (I first described the model here.) The plan entails spending as little as possible while producing a less-than-mediocre (at best) product. Here are some very recent events that may . . .