Monthly Archives: June 2011

Demise of Local Investigative Reporting

As reported in the New York Times (June 9, 2011), the Federal Communications Commission conducted a study concluding that quality local reporting of state governments and municipalities has decreased to such an extent that local government has more power than … Continue reading

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High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries

The New York Times recently (May 2, 2011) wrote an article pointing to the “high cost of low teacher salaries”. Did you know that the average starting salary of teachers in the U.S. is $39,000; and the average ending salary … Continue reading

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Rep Weiner – sigh!

First, many of us wonder why Rep Weiner finds it entertaining to photograph himself and send the images to unsuspecting and unwelcoming recipients. Second, when will they learn? Just fess up and move on. Denying it just exacerbates the negative.

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Kudos to Philadelphia

Kudos to the city of Philadelphia. Recently, the city of Philadelphia with a population of approximately 1.5 million, started a comprehensive program to decrease pollution in storm water by using environmentally friendly methods that include porous asphalt and rooftop gardens. … Continue reading

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Rep Weiner Needs Spokesperson Training?

the story about U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner and whether or not he sent a lewd photo voer the Twitter social network won’t die. Of course, Jon Stewart and others just can’t help themselves. And Weiner isn’t much help either. I … Continue reading

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Support Investigative Reporters

Recent reports of the murder of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad and the arrest (finally) of the 2006 murderer of Russian investigative journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, remind us of the dangers that our reporter colleagues face to do their jobs. According … Continue reading

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