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Advertiser dollars explicitly dictating news

2009-12-04 05:06:24.80177+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

In the "huh, I thought this was the way it already worked" department: At The Dallas News, a New "Bold Strategy": Section Editors Reporting to Sales Managers.

...Says the memo, Carr's sales force will "be working closely with news leadership in product and content development." Executive sports editor Bob Yates and Lifestyles deputy managing editor Lisa Kresl are quoted in the memo enthusiastically signing off on the unconventional marriage; says Kresl, "I'm excited about the idea of working with a business partner on an arts and entertainment segment."

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-07 21:33:03.854274+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just to complete the thought, I should have tossed a

*cough* fusion *cough*

on the tail end of that last comment.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-06 03:55:06.420994+00 by: Dan Lyke

The RealClimate look at the CRU hack seems to have some sanity.

Not that I'm disputing that much "science" involves selling to what the funding organization think is hot at the moment.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-05 05:13:38.120949+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Government influence explicitly dictating news


#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-05 02:31:26.836713+00 by: Chris

Maybe this will help them focus on markets or totally distort content