journalism

Dayton Daily news steps to new lows: Candidate faced misdemeanor battery charge

The free part of this Dayton Daily news “article” reads: Candidate faced misdemeanor battery charge The Republican candidate for the Montgomery County commission was arrested in Florida in 1987 after he was accused of shoving his then-wife and breaking a window at their home while carrying a knife, according to a police report obtained by Read More

Pulitzers for blow jobs.

I’m not sure that Joseph Pulitzer would be proud of this year’s winners. The Detroit Free Press: For a distinguished example of reporting on significant issues of local concern, demonstrating originality and community expertise, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars $10,000. Awarded to Detroit Free Press Staff, and notably Jim Schaefer and Read More

Sensationalizing the obvious: the chicken little news

We’re facing tough times. I don’t need a newspaper to tell me that- every single day. Today there was a story about people ditching their cars for insurance money, real effect on most of us, negligible. Damage to our attitude and psyche, progressively worse. We’ve had two bold, daylight murders- both drug related. Effect on Read More

In Dayton, we have DaytonOS- and why.

The New York Times has a piece on local websites taking the place of the local newspaper. It’s not something I want to see, but, since the Dayton Daily News has almost given up on real journalism, I think it’s a trend we need to watch: A number of Web start-up companies are creating so-called Read More