Category Archives: Business

San Jose Mercury News: Credibility suffers when content and advertising clash

Did you read the news story about the sexual harassment charges flying at one of America’s most prominent college campuses? The writers and editors of the San Jose Mercury News knew a great deal about the story. They did an excellent … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Fail: 2 Day Priority Mail – Still Failing

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That’s supposed to be the creed of the United States Postal Service. Poppycock! Unfortunately, in this age of sometimes … Continue reading

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Unpaid internships- A court victory that asks “How do you filter them?”

A court victory for unpaid interns today and possibly a wake-up call for corporate America. Yesterday, New York federal judge William Pauley ruled in favor of  two interns suing Fox Searchlight over the internship programs of Fox Entertainment Group. The … Continue reading

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Bank of America, investors, still paying for Merrill Lynch sale

On the cusp of the 2008 financial meltdown I wrote about Merrill Lynch’s $50-billion sell-off to Bank of America, America’s second-largest bank. The move, according to the New York Times, was an attempt between the two companies to avert a “deepening … Continue reading

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ABC News strikes out on live coverage of Obama “fiscal cliff” remarks

NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox?  They were all there Monday providing live coverage when President Barack Obama delivered remarks saying it looked like an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff was “in sight.”  One exception: ABC News. The network was missing … Continue reading

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Engineer raises concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

An interesting commentary by civil engineer Mike Klink in our local paper today. It’s about TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline across Nebraska. Klink shared his concerns from his days working on the first Keystone pipeline … Continue reading

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XL pipeline- Getting the facts straight

Every big controversy seems to generate its own information fog.  Facts may be  incomplete or missing altogether. Reporting can get fuzzy. The debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is no different. Rhetoric abounds. Facts may be iffy. The question … Continue reading

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Social Security: Fixing the class gap

There’s a class gap in Social Security. Here’s one idea to close the class gap and mend the Social Security so that it will support generations of future Americans. Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 25-29

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- OMG: It’s the Katie Couric gab and speculation fest- MediaBistro.com reports: Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News (People / TV Watch) After weeks of widespread speculation about her … Continue reading

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Open records requests drive new controversy

Two interesting open records cases are unfolding in Wisconsin and Michigan. Both raise important questions about access to public documents, the concept of academic freedom, vigorous public discourse and the motives of those seeking public records. Wisconsin The Wisconsin Republican … Continue reading

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