McGuire on Media

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Star Tribune teamsters, Michael Connelly and other rants

Tucson Citizen case should stop here

The judge in the Tucson Citizen case did exactly what I think he had to do when he rejected Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard’s request for a restraining order. AP Reporter Art Rotstein wrote: “Collins’ ruling denied the state a temporary restraining order, but the state is entitled to continue with its lawsuit alleging antitrust […]

Civil conversation and media criticism should co-exist

The tools of production have been democratized and the power to create news has clearly shifted to the masses. All the hip authors tell us amateurs are on the brink of overpowering professionals. Legacy media is under siege because the mass advertising model does not work anymore. Despite all the dire predictions mainstream media seems […]