Sunday, December 31, 2006

Huge news: Pocono Record editor resigns

Kim de Bourbon, editor of the Pocono Record, quit. Or was fired. Hard to tell. She will be joining Allison Walzer and Casey Jones in a new Audiotex venture based in Nanticoke.

  • EARLIER: de Bourbon Writes about naming the wrong guy in a fatal car crash and about shaking up the comics page -- all in one column!
  • Friday, December 29, 2006

    Dave Falchek chats with Times-Tribune readers about wine

    This is obviously a week out of date, but still fun reading - at least the part about hookers at the end.

    The Times-Tribune makes Jim Romenesko's

    Kudos to reporter Matt Kemeny, whose story about a Scranton couple who made their toddler smoke and drink for the camera is making the rounds nationally.

    Friday, December 22, 2006

    The poor, pathetic TL

    Now, the paper was never above promoting its business interests in the McHugh/Walzer days. But would the paper have ever published toilet paper like this as news? Sad.

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006

    The defection revealed: Dave Janoski goes to the Voice

    The Citizens' Voice, not the Village Voice. How the mighty have fallen. Janoski spent years trashing Fred Ney and the CV for its shitty journalism and for Ney's coziness with the county. And now he had become what he has beheld. Anyone who has suffered through the TL's we're-holier-than-thou is laughing their ass off.

    Monday, December 18, 2006

    Soprano gets a promotion

    Joe Sporano will work solely as the TL's online editor (third item in corporate ladder). Kudos.

    TL sues for names of donors to Hazleton legal fund

    Kudos to the TL for pressing the city of Hazleton with an FOI lawsuit. A shame that the CV won't join them on this and other matters.

  • TL managing editor Dave Iseman gives his two cents on the matter
  • Letter writer: Tom Venesky is doing a real nice job

    Joseph D. Miceli of Wilkes-Barre wants people to know that Venesky, the TL outdoor writer who came from across the street at the CV, is a good man.

    Sunday, December 10, 2006

    Scranton Times: We've abandoned our City Hall press room

    Meow! In an unusual and lengthy "note to readers," Scranton Times-Tribune editors write that the mayor lets all Scranton reporters use the City Hall press room gratis -- not that the Times-Tribune needs it.

    Monday, December 04, 2006

    Former TL reporter Marques Harper places third in bodybuilding contest

    This is passed on without any editorial comment.

    Advertorial for TL job fair this week

    "There will be giveaways, prizes for qualified applicants, live radio remote broadcasts and employers eager to meet job candidates," Jerry Lynott reports on the TL's Sunday business page in lieu of real news.

    Friday, December 01, 2006

    Breaking: Tornado hits Mountaintop, TL sleeps

    The TL reaffirms its place at the kiddie table by ignoring the alleged tornado that blew in all the windows at the Mr. Z's, blew off the roof at the Crestwood High School gym, and closed Route 309. As of 11 p.m., The CV has an OK story and one (1) photo. The TL didn't have dick. The Times-Tribune had some shitty brief slugged "County EMA not expecting flooding."

    WNEP did the best on the broadcast Web sites, with a (small) slide show of viewer-submitted photos, some video from Mr. Z's and an OK story. WBRE (come on, Agent Andy!) had nothing. WYOU had nothing. Come on, fellows! THE WEATHER CHANNEL is leading with "tornado in Luzerne, Pa." and NEPAites across the land are going to your Web sites. Right now. Fuckin' amateurs.