Growing up in Philadelphia, I remember my father always stopping at the corner store for a copy of the Philadelphia Tribune, our black newspaper. It was my go-to source for school papers and other projects. You could always find it on the coffee table of our home and at the homes of many of our neighbors.
Even if you’re not a political junkie, you’re probably aware of the all-out partisan fight for control of the U.S. Senate and House and statehouses across the nation. But you may not know about another hard-fought election contest that’s likely to be decided on Nov. 4.
Before he was the voice of his generation and "the most trusted man in America," Walter Cronkite was a 20-something war correspondent writing letters home to his new wife.
This week the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) scolded the media for their coverage of Social Security in a piece called How the Media Has Shaped the Social Security Debate. Trudy Lieberman writes "For nearly three years CJR has observed that much of the press has reported only one side of this story using 'facts' that are misleading or flat-out wrong while ignoring others."
Coming from anyone these comments would be over the line. But what makes them more offensive is Senator Simpson's position: co-chair of President Obama's Fiscal Commission, which is currently considering changes to Social Security as a solution to reduce the deficit. How can a commission led by Sen. Simpson fairly make recommendations on the future of important programs like Social Security?
Check out this great story on MediaPost.com today. The article is all about the boomer generation once again catching the eye of the marketer. Those boomers sure have buying power and they aren't afraid to use it. So why did marketers ever lose interest?
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