Friday, April 29, 2016


Drum Beats
“Yes, yes, we journalists love Twitter, even feeling compelled to constantly regurgitate quotes from events, like presidential primary debates, that our prospective audience is already watching, as if we were AP correspondents in the Belgian Congo in a pre-Internet, pre-TV age.”

—James Warren, chief media writer, “For most, it doesn't generate much traffic,” Morning MediaWire, Poynter Institute, April 18, 2016

Editorial Comment: In-depth and up to the second, all in OMGs and emoticons.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

On the Road


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