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Articles tagged with 'media'

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Let's stop worrying about the daily newspaper

Published March 8, 2017

You may be surprised to read this from OnMilwaukee Publisher Andy Tarnoff, but claiming newspapers are dead is at best myopic, and at worst, just wrong. They simply occupy a different place in society now.

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The daily newspaper is on life support and the plug is being pulled

Published March 2, 2017

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is on life support as it continues a slide into oblivion. The publishers and higher-ups try to put a good face on it, but facts are facts. The question is whether anyone, especially younger people, care about the newspaper.

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It's not social media, it's media

Published Feb. 6, 2017

It's media. It's all media. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Rex, Twitter, LinkedIn, whatever platforms you use - you use them to read, interact, live, shop and make your life happen.

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9 Super Bowl commercials you'll be talking about on Sunday

Published Feb. 3, 2017

Super Bowl commercials may no longer have that surprise factor, but they're still half of the fun of watching. So here are a few of the ads that you'll probably be talking about Sunday - and maybe even Monday if they did their job right.

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Let's talk about "fake news"

Published Jan. 12, 2017

I'm very concerned about the problem of "fake news" and what it means for journalists, politicians and the media-consuming public. But, really, this isn't a new concern of mine. For many years, I've battled with the concept that the internet is always right.

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Longtime TMJ4 weatherman John Malan announces retirement

Published Jan. 9, 2017

Adding to the list of retiring familiar local news faces, longtime TMJ4 weatherman John Malan announced today that he will sign off, with March 1 marking the final day of his 36-year career in the Milwaukee area.

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In defense of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman

Published Jan. 9, 2017

I've taken some unpopular stands in my time and distributed my share of stupid takes, especially regarding the Packers. But this is the ultimate detestable Take Hill on which I will die: broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are not bad, anti-Packer morons. In fact, they are good. Here's why.

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Veteran FOX6 sports anchor Tom Pipines announces retirement

Published Jan. 5, 2017

FOX6 announced today that veteran sports anchor Tom Pipines will retire in February after 32 years at the station. Pipines marks the third big name - after Vince Condella and Katrina Cravy - to retire from FOX6 in the past year.

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When a secret stops being a secret

Published Dec. 15, 2016

When the desire to keep something a secret meets journalists trying to find out that secret, there is a confluence of competing events. The organization wants to release the information on its own time. The journalists want to get it first.

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Milwaukee Zine Fest starts fresh chapter

Published Nov. 4, 2016

After seven years of hosting the media festival at the Falcon Bowl in Riverwest, the one-day Milwaukee Zine Fest will move to the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The missing JS archives and the digital age's great failure

Published Sept. 6, 2016

Last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made headlines across the country when its archives disappeared from Google Newspapers - as good a time as any to remind the world that our digital present, and especially our digital past, is fragile and transitory.