Tag Archives: the sad state of journalism

On the upcoming “Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard”….

So far, my tenure on AM 1700 has gone well… To my knowledge, there have been no charges of slander. There have been no complaints filed with the FCC. No one has attempted to fire-bomb the studio in protest. No one has suggested a boycott of our advertisers. Not a single guest has passed out […]

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If Washtenaw Avenue were a taint, would that make Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti the anus?

I’d like to preface my comments by saying that I like the Ann Arbor News. I may, on occasion, disagree with their corporate

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Clicks over Quality…. Will the Ann Arbor News follow The Oregonian, demanding that all reporters post three stories a day?

Advance Publications, the owners of the Ann Arbor News, made the national news a few days ago when New York Times columnist David Carr announced that, in an attempt to drive increased web traffic to the website of their Portland paper, The Oregonian, they were requiring all of their reporters to post three stories per […]

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How Big Money and Big Media Undermine Democracy

I have very little to add in the way of comment, but I wanted to let all of you know that Bill Moyers just interviewed John Nichols and Robert McChesney, the authors of the new book Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, and it’s incredibly fascinating stuff… And, by “incredibly […]

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My thoughts on the death of AnnArbor.com

I’m still trying to wrap my head around today’s surprise announcement that, after four years in business, the big experiment in online journalism we’ve come to know as AnnArbor.com would be going away, and that, henceforth, all of the regional reporting done by the staff of Advance Publications would be distributed by way of their […]

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