Another look at Bob Nutting’s similar business models for his newspaper chain and baseball team
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, . . .
The Google dictionary tells us that "news" is “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events”
And Monday’s Wheeling papers now rival the Sunday News-Register for lack of it
Regular readers of this blog are familiar with my frequent complaint of the lack of any news in the Sunday Wheeling News-Register. The Monday papers now appear to be getting to that same point.
Today's front page
At the top of the front-page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:
Drivers . . .
Just kidding! (Fact-checking was probably dropped in order to make room for two large pictures of the Interstate 70 construction zone)
Turnpike fees and a Kasich veto
Turnpike fees are going up
Yes, that's what Ogden's state news reporter, Steven Allen Adams, tells us on the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:
Turnpike Tolls To Rise In 2019
Adams and the Intelligencer are a bit late to this story, however. Here is the AP report from June 7 . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer ignores another important national news story
As the above screenshots illustrate, yesterday’s Michael Flynn sentencing hearing was the major story on the front page of this morning’s major newspapers. (Last night, it was also a top story on network and cable newscasts.) Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover the Michael Flynn story. However, it did cover the following . . .
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 . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register features 1500 words on a Republican House of Delegates incumbent from WV’s Eastern Panhandle who lost by 12%. For those of us who live in WV’s Northern Panhandle, how is this news?
Answer: it’s Shelley Moore Capito’s nephew!
Ogden political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and the News-Register have outdone themselves with one of the longest front-page stories this year and it’s about a non-local candidate who lost by over 800 votes earlier this month. (The article looks to be a shoo-in for the “Worst News Article of the Year Award” -- especially with two-time . . .