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BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS: INFOMERCIAL
MASQUERADES AS POLITICAL DEBATE
to the Univision television network and the Bay Area Spanish-language
channel KDTV Channel 14, for airing an hour-long "meeting with
the governor" that presented only arguments for the four initiatives
he proposed for the Nov. 8 special election.
AND BRICKBATS: WHEN AUTO REVIEWS ENTHUSE
Brickbat to the San Jose Mercury News and
auto columnist Matt Nauman, for allowing a company spokesman to dominate
a preview of a so-called "crossover SUV" while ignoring
the vehicle's frequent critics.
• 11/12: Open government primer by Californians Aware,
Oakland City Hall
• 11/15: Excellence in Journalism awards dinner,
Society of Professional Journalists-Northern California, San Francisco
Area papers lose circulation -- San Francisco Chronicle 11/8/05
circulation plummets -- Editor & Publisher 11/7/05
Fresno gay-student story OKd -- AP via Monterey Herald 11/5/05
Chron took words from NYer -- San Francisco
Reyes Light sold -- Marin Independent Journal 11/4/05
US newspaper circ falls 2.6% -- AP via Wall St.
Village Voice's new owner -- New York Magazine 11/7/05
Activists vs. Midwest TV licenses -- Broadcasting and Cable
Newspapers at a crossroads -- Columbia Journ. Rev. Nov.-Dec.
2nd company wants KR to sell -- Editor & Publisher 11/3/05
Pressure on KR unsurprising -- St. Petersburg Times 11/3/05
Knight Ridder and consolidation -- Wall Street Journal 11/3/05
COFFEEHOUSE: WHY I CANCELED THE CHRONICLE, PART II
"Maybe the [Chronicle] should just continue
raising its prices so that it can get even fewer subscribers but those
of a 'class' that are acceptable to the advertisers."
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