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I think its worth noting that the PD isn't the one behind these stories. Its non-union cousin NEOMG is the culprit. There's plenty of occasions where stories that gets tons of hits don't get any play in the printed paper. Until recently, the Richmond Hts story was one of them. Those stories ended up in the Sun. It wasn't until Scene and TV jumped on it did the PD start to print stories on it.

 

Back in the old disorganized Cleveland.com, stories were often hidden especially crime reports.  The new format changes this and NEOMG is giving these stories big play. What used to draw very few comments is drawing hundreds today. Anything with potential racial overtones gets attention. The RH story is a perfect example. How many people spend any time in RH? It's not a major center of commerce. In general it's a small burb that few outsiders are familiar with. Yet NEOMG couldn't get enough of it since it had all the elements to draw people in. That's not to say it wasnt important but you can't tell me that the racial overtones weren't a big reason the media and readers ate that story up. Same goes for anything that makes a community look like its headed downhill. Shopliftings at Beachwood Place used to buried, now its front page news.

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I think its worth noting that the PD isn't the one behind these stories. Its non-union cousin NEOMG is the culprit. There's plenty of occasions where stories that gets tons of hits don't get any play in the printed paper. Until recently, the Richmond Hts story was one of them. Those stories ended up in the Sun. It wasn't until Scene and TV jumped on it did the PD start to print stories on it.

 

Back in the old disorganized Cleveland.com, stories were often hidden especially crime reports.  The new format changes this and NEOMG is giving these stories big play. What used to draw very few comments is drawing hundreds today. Anything with potential racial overtones gets attention. The RH story is a perfect example. How many people spend any time in RH? It's not a major center of commerce. In general it's a small burb that few outsiders are familiar with. Yet NEOMG couldn't get enough of it since it had all the elements to draw people in. That's not to say it wasnt important but you can't tell me that the racial overtones weren't a big reason the media and readers ate that story up. Same goes for anything that makes a community look like its headed downhill. Shopliftings at Beachwood Place used to buried, now its front page news.

 

The whole PD/NEOMG thing is stupid to me.  It's all PD as far as I'm concerned.  They are both owned by the same parent company, right? 

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^ Same owner but not under the same editorial staff and they don't share newsrooms. NEOMG has a bevy of young reporters. They tend to focus most on crime, sports and politics. I'm pretty sure they are in charge of Sun News. The PD is made up of more traditional beats and most of the more experienced reporters are under their masthead. Its a dwindling staff but in my eyes, the PD writing is much more polished and informative. The gossipy stuff comes from NEOMG.

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I'm pretty sure they are in charge of Sun News.

 

Yes, they are. Sun is basically their print edition. I sure do miss working for them when they were just a newspaper. Worst thing that ever happened to Sun (and the PD) was getting bought by Advance Publications.


"The boss rolls up in a new Lamborghini and tells his staff 'The greatest part about America is that hard work breeds wealth. So if you work hard and dedicate yourself tirelessly to the task at hand, I can get another new Lamborghini next year.'” -- Overheard in a Cleveland bar.

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I'm pretty sure they are in charge of Sun News.

 

Yes, they are. Sun is basically their print edition. I sure do miss working for them when they were just a newspaper. Worst thing that ever happened to Sun (and the PD) was getting bought by Advance Publications.

 

All their properties are a hot mess.

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Here’s Why We Don’t Know Much about Tamir Rice

December 2, 2014 by aoscruggs

Coverage of Tamir Rice Shooting Exposes Rift Between Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com

 

It’s been more than a week since police fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, but the public knows almost nothing about his friends, his hobbies, his personality – nothing about him. And, until last night, we didn’t know anything about the police officer who killed him either.

 

If ever a profile of Tamir ever gets published will largely be determined by the relationship between Cleveland’s newspaper, The Plain Dealer, and the digital company, the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Despite sharing the cleveland.com platform, the print and digital companies are separate entities. Both, however, are owned by Advance Newspapers.

 

http://alldigitocracy.org/tamir-rice-shooting-exposes-rift-between-plain-dealer-and-cleveland-dot-com/

 

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Very interesting article.  From this untrained eye it makes lots of sense given what you see on Cleveland.com (a headline and no facts in the article).

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you can tell too.  I feel like I never recognize the author when i read a .com story.  I have been avoiding the site for the most part (generally only reading litt and Michelle), but im really considering cutting them off completely and hoping that the paper/site implodes.

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I appreciated this line: The [PD] employees fear that cleveland.com is using, and destroying, what used to be a strong, respected Plain Dealer brand.

 

Perhaps naively, I'm amazed how quickly Cleveland.com has transformed itself into formulaic clickbait trash. They seem to reach new lows every couple months.

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Yep.  They are embracing the Buzzfeed mentality.  Things like the article about Tamir's dad get the attention, but there are tons of other examples.  For example, little things like taking Terry Pluto's regular Sunday column and splitting it into 3 separate articles, make their motives so transparent.  Sacrifice journalistic integrity and the reader experience for a minimal gain in the short term.  Problem is they don't seem to realize the long-term implications behind these moves. 

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http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/is_your_suburb_a_speed_trap_no_2.html

 

"The village is landlocked, being surrounded by Cleveland and the shores of Lake Erie."

 

Wow, poor knowledge all the way around -- of local geography and the meaning of the word "landlocked."

 

This is what the cle.com gets when they hire cute little cubs fresh out of J-school, finding the cream of the crop with Wal-Mart level pay.


"The boss rolls up in a new Lamborghini and tells his staff 'The greatest part about America is that hard work breeds wealth. So if you work hard and dedicate yourself tirelessly to the task at hand, I can get another new Lamborghini next year.'” -- Overheard in a Cleveland bar.

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http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/is_your_suburb_a_speed_trap_no_2.html

 

"The village is landlocked, being surrounded by Cleveland and the shores of Lake Erie."

 

Wow, poor knowledge all the way around -- of local geography and the meaning of the word "landlocked."

 

This is what the cle.com gets when they hire cute little cubs fresh out of J-school, finding the cream of the crop with Wal-Mart level pay.

 

He didn't know what "DWB" means either.  Hell, I used that expression in a staff meeting about 20 years ago.

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WTAM 1100 keeps reporting that Eric Garner died after being "restrained." I just thought that was interesting which media outlets are using which terminology, ie "restrained" vs "chokehold."

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This makes me laugh every time I see Wayne's reaction.  She really had no idea.  About anything.  Ever.  And yet our top 20 television market outlet hired her as an anchor. 

 

Oh she definitely had an idea. Perhaps it slipped out, but you can tell she felt uncomfortable and then started laughing. I don't buy her apology stating complete ignorance. C'mon

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This makes me laugh every time I see Wayne's reaction.  She really had no idea.  About anything.  Ever.  And yet our top 20 television market outlet hired her as an anchor. 

 

Oh she definitely had an idea. Perhaps it slipped out, but you can tell she felt uncomfortable and then started laughing. I don't buy her apology stating complete ignorance. C'mon

 

I just don't understand what about Lady Gaga singing The Sound of Music warrants her description?

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This makes me laugh every time I see Wayne's reaction.  She really had no idea.  About anything.  Ever.  And yet our top 20 television market outlet hired her as an anchor. 

 

That split second when he looks at the camera, and his expression just says "Oh, she's definitely fired."

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This makes me laugh every time I see Wayne's reaction.  She really had no idea.  About anything.  Ever.  And yet our top 20 television market outlet hired her as an anchor. 

 

Oh she definitely had an idea. Perhaps it slipped out, but you can tell she felt uncomfortable and then started laughing. I don't buy her apology stating complete ignorance. C'mon

 

I just don't understand what about Lady Gaga singing The Sound of Music warrants her description?

 

Exactly.

 

Yet, to be fair, the last time I heard that word was in a parody of a certain David Lee Roth song, so that would have been thirty years ago.

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This makes me laugh every time I see Wayne's reaction.  She really had no idea.  About anything.  Ever.  And yet our top 20 television market outlet hired her as an anchor. 

 

 

That split second when he looks at the camera, and his expression just says "Oh, she's definitely fired."

 

 

How soon we forget, Wayne.

 

 

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sad news -- native clevelander reporter lisa colagrossi died on assignment yesterday of a brain aneuysum. there is a very nice on-air tribute to her by a co-worker linked in this article. she was at channel 3 news in cleve and got the nyc gig the week of 9/11. she did good work:

 

http://nypost.com/2015/03/20/abc-anchor-suffers-aneurysm-while-on-assignment/

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sad news -- native clevelander reporter lisa colagrossi died on assignment yesterday of a brain aneuysum. there is a very nice on-air tribute to her by a co-worker linked in this article. she was at channel 3 news in cleve and got the nyc gig the week of 9/11. she did good work:

 

http://nypost.com/2015/03/20/abc-anchor-suffers-aneurysm-while-on-assignment/

that's so sad. she was so young. That said, I can't believe how petty and small minded some of the comments are about her on cleveland.com. Talk about sour grapes!

 

hcsays 27 minutes ago

If she loved the city, and had respect for It, why didn't she have the courage to stay?  Basically, she stuck around for a while until a better job came around.  How does that make one important to a city?  We demean corporate executives who fly in and fly out on a whim.  Why is a news reporter different?

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sad news -- native clevelander reporter lisa colagrossi died on assignment yesterday of a brain aneuysum. there is a very nice on-air tribute to her by a co-worker linked in this article. she was at channel 3 news in cleve and got the nyc gig the week of 9/11. she did good work:

 

http://nypost.com/2015/03/20/abc-anchor-suffers-aneurysm-while-on-assignment/

that's so sad. she was so young. That said, I can't believe how petty and small minded some of the comments are about her on cleveland.com. Talk about sour grapes!

 

hcsays 27 minutes ago

If she loved the city, and had respect for It, why didn't she have the courage to stay?  Basically, she stuck around for a while until a better job came around.  How does that make one important to a city?  We demean corporate executives who fly in and fly out on a whim.  Why is a news reporter different?

 

The "courage to stay."

 

Oh man. It can really get depressing when you realize that there are just so many insufferable a-holes on this planet.

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sad news -- native clevelander reporter lisa colagrossi died on assignment yesterday of a brain aneuysum. there is a very nice on-air tribute to her by a co-worker linked in this article. she was at channel 3 news in cleve and got the nyc gig the week of 9/11. she did good work:

 

http://nypost.com/2015/03/20/abc-anchor-suffers-aneurysm-while-on-assignment/

that's so sad. she was so young. That said, I can't believe how petty and small minded some of the comments are about her on cleveland.com. Talk about sour grapes!

 

hcsays 27 minutes ago

If she loved the city, and had respect for It, why didn't she have the courage to stay?  Basically, she stuck around for a while until a better job came around.  How does that make one important to a city?  We demean corporate executives who fly in and fly out on a whim.  Why is a news reporter different?

 

Sometimes you really don't know if people are trolling, or that stupid.

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Oh man. It can really get depressing when you realize that there are just so many insufferable a-holes on this planet.

 

Get rid of anonymous postings on comment sections. They'll scurry back into the darkness.


"The boss rolls up in a new Lamborghini and tells his staff 'The greatest part about America is that hard work breeds wealth. So if you work hard and dedicate yourself tirelessly to the task at hand, I can get another new Lamborghini next year.'” -- Overheard in a Cleveland bar.

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Well, the "journalists" at cleveland.com are at their finest today. Not only was there a front page NONSTORY about a girl who didn't get an offer from a biotech job (which is hardly newsworthy) but now there is a SECOND front page article, and a scheduled forum no less to discuss this situation.

 

Dress professionally for an Interview or don't show up, even if everyone there is wearing t-shirts and jeans, and do not whine about it on the Internet if you want a good job someday -  there, controversy settled.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2015/04/sexism_or_millennial_petulance.html#comments

 

Inventing a scandal is all this shitrag has going for it, and it's about as newsworthy as LEBRON BABY MOMMA SHARON REED

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Well, the "journalists" at cleveland.com are at their finest today. Not only was there a front page NONSTORY about a girl who didn't get an offer from a biotech job (which is hardly newsworthy) but now there is a SECOND front page article, and a scheduled forum no less to discuss this situation.

 

Dress professionally for an Interview or don't show up, even if everyone there is wearing t-shirts and jeans, and do not whine about it on the Internet if you want a good job someday -  there, controversy settled.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2015/04/sexism_or_millennial_petulance.html#comments

 

Inventing a scandal is all this shitrag has going for it, and it's about as newsworthy as LEBRON BABY MOMMA SHARON REED

 

Actually this story is sort of interesting because clearly she tried to pull off a Kelly Blazek style internet mob attack, and it is backfiring.  It ties into the stereotype that this particular age group has an entitled mentality.  Being from Oberlin doesn't help since the road blocking incidents have given them a negative reputation.

 

Unfortunately for her she has pretty much trashed her job prospects in the near term over this.

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I wouldn't go so far as to say she has trashed her job prospects.  In fact, she might get an offer out of (perhaps misplaced) sympathy.  We live in a funny world.  Just take the example of the Indiana Pizzeria which came out in favor of the 'right to discriminate bill' and was interviewed on Fox.  The 'go fund me' site set up for those folks raised close to a million dollars....... I assume to make up for all the lost business it would have got catering weddings with Pizza but for its interview on Fox......

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