Month: July 2008

  • Recall on fireworks that make ‘loud bang’

    Consumer Products Safety Commission recalls fireworks product that “can produce a loud bang and unexpectedly scatter debris, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.“ I guess that’s a problem?

  • A plea from newsrooms

    Sign on icemaker in the newsroom at the Knoxville News Sentinel. The newsroom is in the midst of a reorganization and redefinition that is called “transformation.” And, no, we haven’t lost our sense of humor.

  • Frightsizing potential

    Rightsizing sounds better to corp execs than “panicking,” says Ken Doctor, writing about the announcement this week of deep cuts at the L.A. Times. He says a more descriptive term would be “frightsizing.” He didn’t coin the term, but he hangs it well on newspaper companies. Doctor, however, does give my employer, E.W. Scripps, a…