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Livin’ the Dream (City), part 2

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Bettina, Warren, Amanda – of course, you’re all correct…except for a couple of points. Like it or not, Dream City was conceived, organized publicized and pushed by the Gazette.  It is thought of, correctly or incorrectly, as a Gazette promotion.  And, it might be fair to assume that Dream City might share some of the […]

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Livin’ the dream (city)

Monday, July 20, 2009


After months of hype and hundreds of column inches of high-minded rhetoric, the Gazette’s ‘Dream City’ project culminated with a much-touted meeting at Coronado High School.  Three hundred people showed up – an impressive turnout for an earnest few hours of community-minded heavy liftin’, especially on a radiant Saturday morning.  I didn’t go – too […]

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Plagiarism and The Gazette’s editorial wrath

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Readers of this morning’s Gazette were greeted by a front-page note from Editor Jeff Thomas that announced the firing of a summer intern for the grave sin of plagiarism. According to Thomas, the unpaid “employee” had plagiarized parts of four different stories which had run in the paper. In the single example cited by the […]

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Reports of Newspaper demise not greatly exaggerated

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


It’s too bad that we can’t say of daily newspapers, as Mark Twain once quipped, that the reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated. In the last couple of weeks, the industry has continued to shrink both workforce and product.  The New York Times radically reduced the size of its iconic Sunday Times magazine, which […]

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FreshInk – day two

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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A vast improvement!  Local news highlighted, a great cover photo and an interesting, local and relevant center spread.  Looks as if the editorial department at The Gazette is starting to take the new pub seriously – one of the photo credits, a shot of John Shroka at his Harbour Hot Dogs stand on Manitou Avenue, […]

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Not so fresh ‘ink’

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


The newspaper wars kicked off today as The Gazette’s Indy killer, FreshInk, hit the stands.  The paper was conceived just a few weeks ago, and the folks responsible for putting it together had to work against tight, demanding deadlines. Originally titled “Ink”, then re-titled “FreeG” (groan!!!) and finally FreshInk, it’s a perfectly acceptable first effort – […]

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The USOC/City/LandCo tragicomedy

Thursday, March 26, 2009


It’d be pretty funny if the potential consequences to this particular brouhaha weren’t so serious to the city, and to all of us who live here. In one corner, developer Ray Marshall and his company LandCo. Marshall’s not an easy guy to reach – at least if you’re a reporter for the Business Journal. He […]

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