Media

The Problem with Corporate News Media: Trump & Political Ad Dollars ‘Damn Good for CBS,’ Says CEO

High times for some corporate media corporations, these are. Political ad sales are way up, for example, and CBS CEO Les Moonves has been rather giddy about the financial benefits to that venerable broadcaster. Speaking at a San Francisco telecom industry conference recently, Moonves had a difficult time containing his enthusiasm for the dollars filling…

Shop Local this Holiday Season & Pick Up a Copy of the Sonoma County Gazette’s 13th Small Shops of Sonoma County Gift Guide

This is the 13th annual edition of Vesta Copestakes’ local holiday gift guide – itself an remarkable gift to the community. Says Vesta: 13 years ago I started publishing the Small Shops guide because I was inspired to promote small businesses run by people who responded positively to me when I handed the Gazette to…

The $350 Million That Wasn’t: The Press Democrat Manufactures Happy Headlines

The Press Democrat (PD) manufactures a happy headline about (our) benevolent capitalists giving schoolchildren big bucks A minor quibble with the North Bay’s largest paper, perhaps, but shouldn’t we, at a minimum, expect a PD headline to be accurate, not directly contradicted by the article it accompanies? The article in question appeared on Wednesday, February…