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Time for Enquirer to Step Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Cincinnatiís Second Newspaper resurrects our media criticism column today as a weekly feature with a new name, "On Second Thought." News Editor Greg Flannery and I will alternate authorship. The b  

Newsroom Firings and Couric's Big Adventure

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
August is an awful month for news until some sap screws up and discovers he -- and it's usually he in our Hall of Shame -- is the only story in town. This past month has been worse than awful. No sa  

Why I Hate New Year's Eve

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
When CityBeat published its obituary for The Cincinnati/ Kentucky Post early this year, we didn't gloat over the prospect of becoming the region's "other" paper. Rather, it's an opportunity we embra  

Not All Content Is Created Equal

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
A thoughtful correspondent faults my harsh assessment of The Enquirer's credulous May 20 embrace of the Creation Museum. Among his targets is my decision to ignore the interaction among readers in t  

Cover Story: Blog Launches Newspaper

Newest contributor to local independent media

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Jason Haap is having too much fun to worry about the new conventional wisdom. While newspapers rush to the Internet with all of their resources, Haap is a solo blogger moving to print, creating Ci  

'Enquirer' Lays a Dinosaur Egg

0 Comments · Monday, June 11, 2007
The Enquirer's naive anticipation of the opening of Answers in Genesis' Creation Museum is disappointing but not surprising. For months Answers in Genesis has played The Enquirer like a Jew's harp.   

Should We Fear the Photo of a Mass Murderer?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Killings at Virginia Tech might be the most lethal rampage on a U.S. college campus, but news media erred when they said it was the worst shooting/massacre in American history. Ignoring wars on our   

News: Dangerous News

The perils of journalism in the 'new' Russia

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
American reporters worry about subpoenas. Russians journalists fear assassination. Only Iraq and Algeria have been deadlier in recent years. Too many colleagues have been killed for anyone to sug  

We Used to Know the F-Word When We Saw it

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Remember when the F-word was "fuck"? Now it's "faggot," thanks to the GOP's tasty bit, lemon tart Ann Coulter. But some editors won't tell you. They report the latest fuss but not the F-word. That  

Murder Coverage: Good Work, and Too Much

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Duct Tape Dad Pleads Guilty, Spares Readers. (I know it was clear packing tape, but it doesn't fit.) Murder trials bore me. Before opening statements, we know most of what we need to know. I wa