Sunday, January 04, 2009

Atlanta Journal Constitution v. Marietta Daily Journal

In response to Liberal/Leftist Editor Meets Citizen Journalist, RNB commented - - -

In the Atlanta area, we have a de facto competition between these two approaches. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the 'big' (but rapidly shrinking) metro daily generally allows no comments on articles. When comments are enabled, they are tightly moderated. Letters to the Editor are confined to 150 words.

With the much smaller Marietta Daily Journal, you can comment on ANY article that appears on their site. Comments are moderated but very lively.

Guess which one I look at first in the morning?


Thanks, RNB, and a question: Can you buy Marietta Daily Journal pom-poms?

A lot of us want to cheer for it.


Anonymous said...

The MDJ conducts itself in the manner envisioned by our founders. AJC is more in the mold of Izvestia or Pravda. The reading public is clearly saying they don't much like news management. Our leftist elites continue to think they have all the answers and those who object are to be silenced. Most of today's publishers and editors have delusions of adequacy.
Tarheel Hawkeye

JWM said...

To TH,

This evening or tomorrow AM I plan to build a post on this comment.

I should have said "Welcome back" before this.

It's nice to have you commenting again. I hope you had a good visit to Florida.


Anonymous said...

John: Lounging on Jacksonville Beach the day after Christmas in 82 degree sun was wonderful. Returning to North Carolina overnight lows of 35 degrees was a wake-up. It's good to be back.

Anonymous said...

I have found that our local Community Press paper to be better written and more informative than the Cincinnati Enquirer. Interesting sign of the times, the Enquirer has been reformatted - combining sections and eliminating all classifieds until Wednesday of each week as a service to its readership and, by the way, a cost cutting measure since ink is so expensive(that is the editor's comment, not my attempt to be humorous)!