The Dayton Daily News isn’t your friend

The Dayton Daily News may be one of the biggest threats to our area’s pride. Negative slants, pointless stories, poor reporting contribute to Dayton having severe self-image problems.

Remember when a guru was going to buy the old Society/Key bank building for half-a-million dollars at auction, and the Dayton Daily News crawled up his legal behind with a microscope, questioning everything about him? I do. I wrote about it: “You must be crazy – to invest in Dayton” It turned out they were […]

In November, the last of what I call the “typewriter brigade” left the building. The old-timers (not really old enough to remember editing copy with scissors and rubber cement paste pot) were the last bastion of true institutional knowledge in the building, took a buyout and tossed their steno books. With the exception of Tom […]

In today’s Dayton Daily news- “reporter” Laura Bischoff questions State Representative Jim Butler’s official bio: In his official Ohio House biography, state Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, tells the public that he “served in the United States Navy as a fighter pilot, flying the F-14 Tomcat. ”Butler trained on the F-14 but received a medical discharge […]

On the same day the “iTeam” blows a mole hill into a mountain with the $3000 trash pickup, the “market vice president” Julia Wallace sent out the following request for about 22 people over 55 to hang up their careers because Cox can’t figure out how to produce a product worth paying for: October 10, […]

This morning on Facebook an acquaintance was railing against the new Dayton Daily news paywall. There was an article she wanted to read (ironically about the shift to temp and part-time workers) but didn’t want to pay for. This is a person who rallies against minimum wage jobs, Monsanto and the 1%, yet, doesn’t think […]

When I broke the story that Larry C. Price, the two time Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, quit his job as head of photography for the Dayton Daily news, it went global fast. I’d not met Larry before that. Since then, we’ve become friends. Before Dayton, he’d traveled the world recording images of civil rights abuses, […]

The City of Dayton Street Maintenance department delivered this morning- with a plow, hitting my street (which is three blocks long) and the rest of South Park. This is what we pay taxes for- and it’s the first time in a long time that the City has impressed me in a “snow emergency.” (Here’s a […]

There is a reason Gary Leitzell has learned not to talk to the media in Dayton- they play favorites, misquote, fail to attribute and generally skew the news. The push poll story was a perfect example of why when he does, it’s a waste of time. It’s always been known that Cox lives for fear. […]

Fear makes the top story in today’s “Dayton Daily news”- with the headline “AF furloughs to cost $111M” Below that we have a story about the State of the Union address. I understand the “me first” nature of driving news- the news that will impact me comes first- but, the constant PR feed of the […]

I used to be a subscriber 7 days a week. I read the paper front to back and hated to start the day without it. Unfortunately, towards the end, getting the newspaper on my doorstep before 6 a.m.  was a major problem for them- and I finally gave up when they refused to match my […]