Steve Ross 
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Re: “Gannett Unveils Plan for The Commercial Appeal

It should be noted: the same letter, nearly word for word, appeared in the Tennesean under another person's name.…

Via: mediaverse

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Posted by Steve Ross on 03/29/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Mural Project Brings Hope to Affluent Neighborhood

Is Anna Lingus somehow related to Colonel Angus?

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Posted by Steve Ross on 09/23/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Everything Terrible About TV News in One Bullet Point

Wreg is owned by Tribune Media, which recently spun off & rebranded its print properties as "tronc" a word that both has no meaning & has left people mystified.

Perhaps wreg is trying to capture the spirit of tronc.

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Posted by Steve Ross on 09/15/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Embeds Secret Message in URL

Columbia Journalism Review has the deets on how it happened, and what Gannett did to fix it.…

Posted by Steve Ross on 11/24/2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “"Commercial Appeal" Metro Columnist Wendi Thomas Has Been Reassigned

I really hope this works out for both Wendi and the CA, but I'm afraid it won't for either.

About a week after the Brooks flap, there were some folks who expressed to me they were worried she was being silenced. I don't work for the CA so I have no knowledge one way or the other.

But I held out hope that her most recent column dealing County MWBE contracts (current policy and the impact) was a way to deal with the issue that started the mess without getting into the distraction that Brooks herself created.

Now, just days after that column, it appears on first glance that the former is true.

I do hope, as others have suggested in other forums, that this turns into a new way to report and talk about crime in the media. There's no question the current model (bleeds it leads) not only doesn't address the societal ills that exist, but also enables a guilty until proven innocent attitude that is contrary to our legal system, and in some way glamorizes the crimes themselves.

I don't have much faith that this will be the case in the new era of "You can have it your way" journalism...but one can hope.

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Posted by Steve Ross on 06/04/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “FBI Launches Investigation of Holden and SCEC


All good. It happens.

Posted by Steve Ross on 12/22/2013 at 9:03 AM

Re: “FBI Launches Investigation of Holden and SCEC


Also, read the rest of my seemed to have stopped at the first sentence....

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Posted by Steve Ross on 12/20/2013 at 4:34 PM

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