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Are you saying I'll never get Cox family-rich off of journalism? Sad news indeed. If only I'd have been able to pass that early-80's programming class...
1 week ago on Big news: Newspapers, long mourned, aren’t really dead
Guess they didn't have the Saporta Report out cheerleading for 'em. That takes money.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Bullets flew over traffic jam in 1997, but scant notice paid as relief arrives
"Wacky doo"? That some kinda Alabama-speak for "batsh*t crazy"?
4 months, 1 week ago on The wacky doo legislature comes back to town
@The Last Democrat in Georgia This is so wonky it could have been written by Chris Huttman. Except that it's rather concise and mildly enlightening.
5 months, 1 week ago on DeMint, Rogers depart for more lucrative slice of public sector
"A peace treaty in the Ga. Senate leadership." Hmmmm, I never got the impression that the grand rift was over far right issues, as they seemed perfectly happy with far right ideology and ideologues, at least up until Better Georgia started haunting the legislature with their electronic gear. I always thought Cagle was marginalized for, er, shall we say, "other things."
"Disclosure: Chris Schroder’s PR firm provides consulting services to the communications staff of the Georgia Trust." Well, I suppose some would call that "progress." But I sure hope you don't ever call it "new journalism." It is not.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Mark McDonald’s jarring childhood Moment stirred lifetime passion for preserving historic sites
Not sure if I can take yet another flat Keira Knightley performance, but I will no doubt suffer through this one too. It hasn't opened in Atlanta yet, right?
6 months ago on 'Anna Karenina' — an 'astonishing' movie that tickles our imagination
Oh please. You'd never have written this justification (ye olde Jeff Dickerson method of none to little disclosure of blatant client-shilling) if Mike Hassinger hadn't outted your MARTA invoice on Peach Pundit.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on About MARTA, SaportaReport and building a new journalism model
Hashtags are cute. Very useful even. Especially for gauging "buzz." Love 'em longtime myself. However, no one has yet to EVER prove or show that they (Gen-Y users of hashtags and social media shares and such) send a Tweet then march (bike) right to the polls. No, they sit around and stare into screens and slouch in a nonchalant manner over at Octane, mostly. But oh how I wish at least a tiny fraction of the large (now mostly failed, according to Saporta) marketing campaign could have gone to poll on whether Gen-Y lovers/users of social media have ever even once gotten up and gone to vote for something so macro, so local, so something other than Obama for POTUS in '08.
10 months, 1 week ago on Social media campaign may be energizing Gen Y'ers who don’t show up in polls, could swing outcome
So what you're saying here is... the old-school Chamber types can't do marketing in the Age of the Internets. Knowing how to power on a laptop might have helped. But as you say, too late now.
10 months, 1 week ago on To avoid campaign blame game, regional transportation sales tax proponents need another miracle
#4's great! I too love to just make stuff up with great gusto and glee.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on To move forward, Atlanta must find its magic and rediscover the 'Atlanta Way'
"Wireside chats"?! WTF century are these people living in who came up with THAT? Telephones?! Are they land line-only so the senior citizens (voters) can actually hear something on the other end? All 20 people left in the metro area with land lines.
In the age of the Internet... this is hilarious!
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Wireside chats hope to inform metro Atlantans on transportation solutions
'Or maybe “Uncle’s Trust Fund!”' Yes, eventually, inevitably, the money becomes the far more interesting, er, component.
1 year ago on 'Damsels in Distress' — an insular movie filled with blue-blood chatter
Glad to see my pupils picking up the, uh, smart phones. I have taught them all well. On to the next big comm toy!
1 year, 1 month ago on A flash of transparency lights the end of a dismal session
I already have one box. Hardly need another.
1 year, 2 months ago on Election-year tax package a serious stretch
There are so many scary statements in this post I don't know where to start.
*Nine food and drink contracts have been bundled into one piece of legislation*
*There was no mention of notifying the public about these meetings.*
Luckily we have Mr. Cardinale over at APN to ride herd on Open Records/Meeting issues for us. Others shall follow his journo lead.... one can hope.
And what about District 9, Felicia Moore's current district? District 9 sits smack dab in the middle of the burgeoning school re-districting brew ha-ha.
As if we don't have enough issues to grapple with in 2012. I already need my smelling salts.
1 year, 4 months ago on ATL concessions deal vies for attention with balancing of Atlanta’s black voters