Media Hawk

Fifth Avenue, Prop VOSD, U-T Deal, Flo TV

Along Fifth Avenue Ladies and gentlemen, print is not dead. The following publications were available in print, for free, from drop boxes and coffee shops along Fifth Avenue over the two blocks between Washington and ...

Jeff Light Interview, Union-Tribune’s Golden Years, Fire Coverage, Does Anybody Watch Local TV News?, Sports-Talk Radio

A Gratifying Information Experience A banner hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Union-Tribune, displaying a letter from publisher Ed Moss to “our readers.” It reads, in part: “After months of polling thousands of ...

Media Hawk

What Do Paris Hilton and 944 Have in Common? Ten San Diego print publications reviewed on Yelp.com, listed by number of reviews: San Diego Reader: 35 reviews, 2.5 stars. Comments: “I don’t really read it, ...

Media Hawk, April

Zero Tolerance, Few Details Apparently, some of the kids at Thurgood Marshall Middle School held a “Bring Your Guns to School Day” on Thursday, March 18, but the administrators were less than impressed with the ...

Media Hawk, March

Given the amount of ink — virtual and otherwise — flying around San Diego media-land these days, one might think that World War III had broken out at UCSD. The online NBC San Diego headline ...

Media Hawk, February

The Other Bureaucrats The bureaucrats at the San Diego Unified School District make too much money. At least that’s the word on San Diego Rostra, where on January 23, a blogger who calls himself “rego” ...

No I.D., No Comment

Voice Growing Fainter? Numbers have taken a free-fall to 20,000–25,000 The beginnings were auspicious enough — and Voice of San Diego garnered copious praise from various media-watchers who anointed it as a model for the ...

The Union-Tribune’s Midnight Massacre

A contract dispute with the U-T's distributors

Dealers were notified that if they did not sign the new contract by July 31, they would no longer be provided with newspapers and their newsstand newsrack locks would be forcibly removed.

Madam, God Himself Could Not Raise This Ship!

The death of the San Diego Tribune

On the day it was announced that the Tribune was folding — er, merging with the San Diego Union — a lot of things happened that didn't quite make it into the front-page story that ...

Copley-Morgan Depositions Show Loose Reins at Tribune

Responses to Lynne Carrier sex discrimination suit against editor and publisher

The tiny editorial writing department of the Tribune was out of control. For years, the men who worked there were obsessed with talk of sexual escapades and adventures with illegal drugs. Off-color remarks between the ...

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