Wed.Sep 11, 2019

Newspaper Employees, Readers Continue Downward - But Digital No Safe Harbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The state of employment in newspapers remains grim.    The Pew Fact Tank throws shade on any hope that the business of newspapers can turn itself around. It found, for example, only 16% of people get the news from newspapers.

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Which living UK PMs weren't at yesterday's memorial service for Paddy Ashdown?

Max Atkinson

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The Gig Economy in Play - How Ubers's Head Lawyer Tony West Is Pushing to Keep It Operating in CA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California is a trend-setter. And now that its AB-5 is being signed into law by its governor, classifying contractors as employees could spread to other states. That's among the threats to Uber as well as myriad other businesses which use the gig economy model to gain a competitive advantage.

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Jarrid Wilson, Age 30 - Hope Probably Slipped Away from His Reach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world he touched mourns the death of Jarrid Wilson. He had been the generous pastor of Harvest Christ Fellowship church in California. In addition to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus, he reached out to those with mental illness. From his own experience with clinical depression he knew what it was to stare into the abyss.    No one needs a Ph.D. in psychology to get the importance of hope.

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Those US News & World Report College Rankings - Will Heads Roll at Harvard, Tufts?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rankings in the US News & World Report for colleges can end the careers of university leadership.    One wonders then if heads will roll at Harvard.    In the most recent report , Princeton came in as number-one. Harvard was number-two. Tied in the number-three spot was MIT, Yale, and Columbia.    Tufts, which has always stood in the shadow of Harvard, came in 29th.

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