The coronavirus? The elections?
According to the local papers, what was the Ohio Valley’s top story for 2020?
No, it wasn’t the coronavirus, and it wasn’t the November elections. It was
Moundsville Police Department Unveils Tactical Resource Vehicle
For a number of years, the Wheeling papers have published an end-of-the-year review of the top stories in the Ohio Valley. This year-end . . .
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Without a shred of evidence, Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer and the News-Register both claim that the Democrats hijacked the November presidential election
The local Ogden papers continue their descent from “newspaper” to propaganda outlet for Donald Trump and the WV GOP
President Trump’s preoccupation isn’t the coronavirus, it’s the election. Obsessed with his loss, President Trump continues to claim that last month’s presidential election was rigged. His Twitter feed, for instance, ignores the pandemic to concentrate on the “rigged” election. Here, his source for evidence to prove his assertions . . .
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“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, . . .
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 . . .
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Wheeling Intelligencer fact-checks Trump’s immigration speech
Just kidding! (Fact-checking was probably dropped in order to make room for two large pictures of the Interstate 70 construction zone)
If you are wondering about the factualness of the president’s speech, here are some sources:
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More old news from the Intelligencer? Yes, but the stories fill lots of space
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 . . .
Supporting Trump by keeping its readers uninformed
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 . . .