US Mass Media Is Dying

In the following video Marina Portnaya with Russia Today interviews Michael Wolff. Wolff is the creator of Newser.com, in the interview Wolff explains how the US mass media is transforming and how that change will create opportunities for alternative news outlets.

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Back to Boom Times?

Yesterday the St. Petersburg Times published a front page story with the headline “Back to Boom Times?”. To say the title is misleading would be an understatement. The current economic depression has been the furthest thing from boom times for our economy and for the St. Pete Times…

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John Ziegler vs Contessa Brewer

As you’ll see from the following video journalists absolutely hate being on the defensive. Contessa Brewer is like all journalists in the regard that they can dish it out but they can’t take it. Please pass this video on to your contacts so they can watch and see what a total joke news reporting in America has become.  -Ed.

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Over 30 Daily Newspapers for Sale Across US

Across the United States, more than 30 daily newspapers are for sale, and buyers are scarce.

From Los Angeles to New York, leading newspapers have slashed newsrooms with buyout offers, and when those failed to reach budget-cutting goals, with layoffs.

The newspaper industry has been caught in a tailspin for three years, a trend variously blamed on plummeting ad revenues, declining readership, growing competition from the Internet and a deepening national recession.

On Thursday, Colorado’s oldest newspaper joined the growing list of dailies on the market. E.W. Scripps Co., owner of the 149-year-old Rocky Mountain News, offered to sell it after reporting an $11 million loss through the first nine months of this year.

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Mass Media, Education and why you are being kept in the dark

Seeking News Contributors

One of the hardest things with operating a blog is finding interesting content to post on it.

I’m currently looking for additional news contributors so if you’re interested in becoming one please e-mail me directly at john@voteubele.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

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John Ubele

CBS Will Get to Keep Documents of Interest in Dan Rather Suit Away from the Public; But Redstone Must Speak!

Dan Rather and his lawyers were back in a Lower Manhattan courthouse yesterday for yet another round in Mr. Rather’s ongoing $70 million civil lawsuit against his former employers.

Over the course of a 45-minute hearing in front of Justice Ira Gammerman, tempers occasionally flared as the lawyers for both sides argued over a number of issues, ranging from the scheduling of depositions to the transparency of the discovery process.

On the latter issue, Mr. Rather and his lawyers petitioned the justice to release a number of key documents turned up in discovery. Mr. Rather’s lead attorney, Marty Gold, suggested to Justice Gammerman that the documents, if released, would help refute CBS’s repeated, public characterization of Mr. Rather’s claims in the suit as a fantasy. He said that of the thousands of documents handed over by CBS, Mr. Rather would like to give the public access to roughly 10.

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