deadlines amuse me

exploring how the world works and why it works that way …

‘Knightfall’ imminent?

with 3 comments

Steve Volk’s “Media” column in this week’s Philadelphia Weekly paints an interesting picture of advertising pressures on circulation patterns at the Inquirer and Daily News, both published by Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., a unit of Knight-Ridder.

Volk offers some street-level looks at how papers are circulated — and in what neighborhoods — as well as the impact on circulation from other staff cuts.

It’s an interest read for those interested in the nitty-gritty of newspapers’ quest for higher profits (or to just hold on to what they have). If you like redlining, then you’ll appreciate Volk’s piece.


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

May 11, 2005 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Hi–
    My name is Joe Salzone. I’m the news director for a small AM radio station on Long Island, and the host of a weekly news/talk program on the same station. I read your posts periodically and find them to be very insightful…and even witty! I’m 21 years old and with the exception of working in radio almost 5 years and learning my observation, I have no “normal” training as a journalist (I actually graduated college with a degree in criminalistics, though took courses in journalism).
    Checked out your website…good stuff…I especially appreciated reading about the “art of an interview” — never hurts to brush up on certain aspects of the job, right?


    May 11, 2005 at 10:23 pm

    • Thanks …
      Thanks for the flattery …
      I appreciate your lack of “normal” training. I have three degrees, and none is in journalism. I’m a geologist by undergraduate degree who fell into sportswriting on 10 minutes’ notice.
      I continually tell my students: “Don’t overplan your lives. Leave room for serendipity.”
      Good luck to you, Joe.

      Dr. Denny

      May 12, 2005 at 6:28 pm

      • Re: Thanks …
        Perhaps the lack of “professional” or “normal” training in journalism can actually be a good thing. Less of a chance for corruption down the line.
        Would you mind if I added you as a friend?


        May 12, 2005 at 11:50 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: