My editor at the Chi-Town Daily News (I promise I'll write something for you soon, Geoff!) is sounding off on his blog about foolish protests against media consolidation. This line pretty much sums it up: [A]dvocating for media reform seems like campaigning against scurvy. It's energy spent solving a problem that no longer exists. These days, anyone interested in a media … [Read more...] about What Media Consolidation?
If you were a business writer for a news service, and you had the job of writing the daily stock market news article, and writing essentially the same story day after day was burning you out, maybe you'd do what AP writer Joe Bel Bruno just did and start the next article this way: Wall Street fluctuates on first day of 3rd quarter NEW YORK - Wall Street began the third … [Read more...] about Wire Reporter Starts Story With Vague Lede
Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Bennett wrote about reporter Jennifer Latson's attempt to interview an accused criminal without approval from his lawyer. The suspect's lawyer was not amused. The lawyer wrote to the reporter requesting that she not talk to his client without first asking him. Her response was "I'd refer you to the United States Constitution, Amendment I. I … [Read more...] about Interviewing a Client Without the Lawyer’s Permission
The New York Post seems rather proud of itself for what it claims are the first public photos of Ashley Alexandra Dupre since it was revealed that she was the "Kristen" that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer paid $4300 to have sex with. I'm more than a little appalled that this young lady is being hounded by the media. At the same time, as a photographer and fledgling … [Read more...] about Hunting Ashley
As a blogger, I get to write about whatever interests me. One of the things that did not interest me, however, was the upcoming Democratic primary race for Cook County State's Attorney. Until a few weeks ago, I didn't even know that office was up for a vote (although I probably could have figured it out...). The current state's attorney, Dick Devine, is retiring, which leaves … [Read more...] about Me and Alderman Allen