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Use of the word “master,” is being frowned on by some, notes Grumpy Editor. With racism forcing a more critical look at our language, “master” already is forcing a change --- in real estate. Continue reading
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A news network focused on the Black community made its debut last week on 15 stations around the country, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Although cases have grown in the past week, a new study finds the strong summer sun is capable of wiping out 90 percent or more of coronavirus living on surfaces in just 34 minutes, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Black Lives Matter protests are triggering name changes in some long-used food products, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
The appearance of newsrooms are changing due to the coronavirus, notes Grumpy Editor. Over the years you’ve seen movies depict active newsrooms: from clacking of typewriters to phones ringing to busy city desks. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Many news media members — print and broadcast — got roughed up during the past few days as protests blossomed around the country, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Now that we’re into June, many seniors are looking ahead to October, wondering if the cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be lower for 2021, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
One reason freelance writers get premature gray hair: Confusion at magazines queried, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
A news story over the weekend shows the flag of the “newly created” U.S. Space Force being presented by military leaders to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. However, Grumpy Editor notes the new Space Force debuted without much fanfare late last year — on Dec. 20. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Washington state is going buggy these days with appearances by deadly wasps (called murder hornets) and gypsy moths, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Newspapers, struggling for survival, are finding it difficult to get financial aid to curb layoffs and payroll cuts, observes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Doctors who focus on primary care checkups, endoscopies and other non-urgent services are facing tough times, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
With less advertising, hypoed by the coronavirus, more publishers are being forced to slash jobs — or worse, finds Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Officials warn about a precipitous drop in mail volume as fewer people and businesses send mail because of the coronavirus outbreak that could hasten the decline of the U.S. Postal Service, forcing it to halt operations as early as June, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Newspaper readers, seeking latest information on the spreading coronavirus, especially in their area, are finding problems with coverage, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Axios finds "news consumption has skyrocketed in the U.S. over the past few weeks due to the coronavirus," finds Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
The coronavirus crisis is smacking some local newspapers hard, forcing them to suspend publication, perhaps indefinitely, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Imagine a TV network with no regular fare to show, asks Grumpy Editor. That’s the problem networks that air sports now face. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
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In the second day of Daylight Saving Time in 2020, there are strong pros and cons on the time change, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
After getting heavy static from writers groups, the author of a new California labor law that restricts to 35 the number of assignments freelance journalists and photographers can take a year is seeking to amend the statute, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
It’s interesting to note that while a federal budget request seeks to cut about $15.5 million a year from Stars and Stripes, the daily newspaper produced for U.S. military personnel around the world, president Donald Trump included $250 million for Everglades restoration projects. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
A federal budget request seeks to cut about $15.5 million a year from Stars and Stripes, the daily newspaper produced for U.S. military personnel around the world, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights group, seeks to shelve use of the word “pet” and substitute it with “companion animal,” notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
Lifelong newspaper supporter Warren Buffett, via his Berkshire Hathaway, is selling its newspapers to publisher Lee Enterprises for $140 million, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Grumpy Editor
An historical event that few media covered: the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. soon will display one of the U.S. military's most durable combat aircraft from World War II — the Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait,” notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at Grumpy Editor