Archive for the 'Journalism' Category

DOWN A MODERATION RABBIT HOLE…

December 8th, 2014

About two years ago I began regularly reading The Guardian and leaving comments on the occasional story. In June of last year I was made a comment on a Steve Bell cartoon. (I don’t recall the exact comment, but I believe I made some reference to the image on the wall behind President Obama, and […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: IT’S SO GOOD TO BE
ATTACKED, TO BE WHACKED BY FLACKS…

November 17th, 2014

I have been attacked! Whacked by a flack no less. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to be attacked by a paid flack who was a big Pooh-Bah publisher and editor. My critic is Brian Tucker the former publisher for Crain’s Business Review, a pro-business weekly. His ad notes, After 25 years […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: WHY EXPECT NEWSPAPERS
TO BE BETTER THAN THE REST OF OUR SOCIETY?

November 11th, 2014

[Note: due to time constraints, the copy below has not been fully formated or copy edited. JH] The latest episode in the Plain Dealer history of shortchanging its readers by the removal of the taping of the single meeting of the Ohio gubernatorial candidates is hardly the first instance of corruption of a free press. […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 8th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News After the military Early gift shoppers stroll city Marietta man accused of rape for contact with girl, 7 Devola man accused of kidnap, assault Museum fundraisers Top Headlines Poll: How would you assess job opportunities for today’s graduates? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 7th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Two old gems Vote on oil, gas leases a step closer Citizens dive into saving Beverly’s pool Race for holiday sales is on for retailers Rotary’s day for veterans Top Headlines Poll: Will we see less gridlock out of Washington in the next two years? […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 6th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Business fire Ormet plant’s scraps for sale Tape has jail’s call; deputy’s report on fatality Panel rejects 5th St. permit proposal Changes touted at MMH Top Headlines Poll: What should Ohio do with Common Core? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: JOHN KASICH, CHRIS QUINN AND
CLEVELAND’S DYSFUNCTIONAL PLAIN DEALER…

November 5th, 2014

The Plain Dealer—and I use that name despite the division with the Northeast Ohio Media Group (which sounds like some ad consulting firm)—appears to display a dual personality disorder. A web site and a printed paper. Would Macy’s tell Gimbles? Why the division within a newspaper? And does the newspaper understand the confusion it displays? […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 5th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Commissioner Deputy on leave after fatality County helps Johnson win 3rd term Thompson keeps Ohio House seat Race for Ohio’s 94th District seat too close Top Headlines Poll: What’s your favorite main dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

PLAIN DEALER, HENRY GOMEZ, TAKE NOTE…

November 4th, 2014

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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 4th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Poll workers Shriners make new kids gym a reality Pedestrian killed crossing Ohio 7 Common Core: Bill would create 3-year period of adjustment County health office targets juvenile diabetes Top Headlines Poll: Should Ohio require breath test equipment on vehicles driven by convicted drunk drivers? […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 3rd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Ohio 339 determines school split Most are unswayed or annoyed by campaign ads Pay it forward: Retired teacher keeps active American Legion toy run raises $6,000 for area children Remember safety as temps start to drop Top Headlines Poll: Do you think political ads and […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

November 2nd, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Riding The Rails Area residents worry about deer poaching CVS recognized for tobacco stance Dobson plans to update PHS campus More than 1,000 attend Warren High craft fair Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe there is a political/economic “war on women?” Great pictures […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 1st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News holiday jobs Early voters still have time Grand jury indicts 2 for murder plot Zonta boutique next week in Reno Theft from employer results in jail sentence Top Headlines Poll: How much do you expect to spend on gifts this holiday season? Great pictures of […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 31st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Oil & gas leases Nine years in prison for ATM heists Detroit woman admits to local heroin trafficking Frontier’s financial future tied to levy The little house of worship Top Headlines Poll: Which political party do you think will claim victory after Tuesday’s election Great […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 30th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News The Unitarians Warren student honored for helping 2 who OD’d Hearing tonight on city’s oil, gas lease Monroe Co. pipeline explodes; no one injured Drainage issues brought to city council Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe in ghosts? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 29th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News RED RIBBONS Bed tax reallocation debated Man gets jail sentence for selling drugs Pageant crowns Miss Belpre in Bloom Homeschool co-op expands learning Top Headlines Poll: What do you do with your leaves? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 28th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News World history Armory’s ground floor Plea deal on hold as man changes his story Family dispute sparks Warren lockdown Marietta board reviews forecast Top Headlines Poll: Are you a hunter? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 27th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Trunk or treat Switzerland Schools seeks voter support OPOTA driver training Paying it forward: EMT, firefighter and city supporter YMCA Corporate Cup event makes a comeback Top Headlines Poll: Will this week be […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

October 26th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages unit 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Monster Mash Flow-testing used by firefighters, PUB Legislators disagree on need for bill Man arrested following shooting reports Merry-Etta Christmas parade slated Top Headlines Poll: Have police departments begun to overreact […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 25th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Campaign Costs Hotel/motel tax split Court wants higher pay raises 1990 cold case Water main break in Belpre Top Headlines Poll: Are you even more concerned about contracting Ebola? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

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