The Digital Vast Wasteland

Every once in a while, I see a meme suggesting that demanding parents made kids better and more likely to act responsibly.  Maybe the media industry is feeling the effect of lack of thought leadership.  My personal hero is a man named Newton Minnow. He had just become chair of the Federal Communications Commission, so […]

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COVID Effects in North Carolina

The United Way of North Carolina has released three new regional and demographic subgroups.  These reports from the COVID-19 Survey.  With more than 8,000 respondents, the survey enlightens policy to help people still affected by the pandemic and extended shutdowns’ economic impacts. The report concentrate on financial stability, health, and education effects. The reports highlight the […]

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Ebook Marketplace

Authors have many choices today. Models include self publishing, direct to distributor, subscription services, publisher wholesale, or publisher agency models – each holding advantages and disadvantages. Such deals can be shaped by negotiations with the distributors or by the type of book.

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Using the Correct Numbers

As a qualitative analysis guy, people assume I live and die by statistics.  The problem is that quantitative analysis can mislead if you use the numbers incorrectly.  It is essential that the person using statistics think carefully about the purpose of the measure and what they really represent.  It is easy to draw a misleading […]

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Effects of Media Diversity

The current diversity is not leading toward more inclusion, it is leading toward more division. A person can live happily in a group of programs that reinforce their own world view. Diversity in our communication system is increasing, it is not bringing people together, it is splitting them apart. I no longer have to hear your viewpoint because our communication experience no longer has to be the same.

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Mueller Report by the Numbers

Anyone looking through the report is struck by the number of redactions. It as been the source of news coverage and comedy. The next section looks at the distribution of the redactions. First, most of the redactions occur in the first of three parts including Part 1 concentrating on conspiracy claims (199 pages), Part 2 concentrating on obstruction of justice (182 pages) and Appendices (39 pages excluding header and blank pages).

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