Jul 18, 2016

M(T)MMM # 544--A Slogan for 2016: Failure to Communicate

If you caught the "interview" between CNN's Don Lemon and Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke, it was clear from the first question and non answer that there was no communication going on.

The Washington Post has a good rundown of the broken back and forth with little back and less forth.


The Montgomery Advertiser has a new executive editor...
“I can’t wait to be a part of Montgomery, meet the people who make it a great place to live and work with the Advertiser staff,”
Frederick “Bro”) Krift said. “It’s a community full of stories and a great news
organization with a rich tradition of telling those stories.”

Krift replaced Tom Clifford, who became editor in march of 2013. At the time of his appointment , Clifford said:

“The Advertiser is a solid news operation in a diverse city
that’s rich with history and personality. It’s a city, and region, that
is undergoing an exciting revitalization. I look forward to helping
solidify our connection with readers.”
 There was a time when an editor would stay with a paper for decades.

 These are tough times for all of the media, but especially for newspapers.

[ADDENDUM: What percentage of people are now willing to pay for their online news. A Reuters study finds 10%:

"Most consumers are still reluctant to pay for general news online, particularly in the highly competitive English-speaking world (9% average), but in some smaller countries, protected by language, people are twice as likely to pay.
Average payments tend to be highest in the UK, the US, Australia, and in the Nordic countries – where ongoing subscriptions are common."

[The Monday (and sometimes Tuesday) Morning Media Memo is a regular feature of www.TimLennox.com.] 

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