Media

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If Dale Carnegie Ran the CDC

If there is any hope of convincing those who fear the Covid vaccines to change their minds, politicians like New York’s Andrew Cuomo and journalists like the Washington Post’s Helaine Olen need to step aside and remain quiet. They are part of the problem, not the solution.

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The Martyrdom of Nikole Hannah-Jones

New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones accused the University of North Carolina of racism for failing to offer her a tenured positioned from the get-go and called for “transparency around the tenure debacle that led us here.” As part of that transparency, Howard University should publicly disclose the offer that lured Hannah-Jones to the historically Black college.

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Where the Great Radio Jocks Have Gone

Feeling nostalgic on July 4th weekend, I decided to listen to air checks of some of the great DJs from the 60s and look up what happened to them. Sadly, virtually all of them are broadcasting on a frequency I’m not ready to hear just yet.

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My Decades Old Debts to Detroit

On Tuesday, the Detroit chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists awarded my Deadline Detroit coverage of the imploding Beaumont hospital system first prize in health reporting among its 2021 Excellence in Journalism awards. The award was a validation I’ve long sought to prove to a former Detroit News editor, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and others they made a good bet on my journalism talents and abilities more than 30 years ago.

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Stankey’s Stinky AT&T Media Divestiture

Count me among the losers who naively bought AT&T stock believing management and legions of experts who said the company’s frothy dividend was secure. AT&T’s divestiture of its media assets is yet another reminder as to why individual investors should only own diversified, low-cost ETFs.

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The Media Race to the Bottom

Hard as it is to believe, the U.S. media fell to new lows these past two weeks, with USA Today, the New York Post, Fox News, the Washington Post, the New York Times, NBC News, and the University of North Carolina’s journalism school leading the charge. Given UNC’s involvement, indications are that corporate journalism is fast approaching the point of no return.

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The Cancelling of NYTimes Reporter Donald McNeil

The New York Times is Ground Zero of America’s cancel culture, and the mean spiritedness responsible for the forced resignation of veteran science reporter Donald McNeil has contaminated journalism and popular culture. The success of the Times and other once elite publications is dependent on continuously fueling negativity and anger.

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