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January 17, 2014

@LukeHoCoTimes: #BreakingNews: @ColumbiaAssn announces President Phil Nelson to leave post April 30, story to come

This morning Facebook sent me this reminder of days gone by. I liked Mr. Nelson. I even put him on my refrigerator.

Phil Nelson is On My Refrigerator

That piece first appeared when my blog was on Patch and my editor was David Greisman. Boy, do I ever miss him on the local scene. Oh, and by the way, the author of the piece about Phil Nelson, Luke Lavoie, has left journalism. He’s now a senior manager in marketing strategy for a company called 2U. Grieisman is the Media Relations Manager of Capital Impact Partners. 

Meanwhile, over at Patch they have a habit of throwing three wildly disparate stories together to catch the eye of internet scrollers. I hate it. An example:

One wonders if they dump all the local news in the hopper and then hit “spin”. It’s the slot machine approach. There’s absolutely no sense of what stories would be appropriate to group together. Perhaps it’s the dump out your purse approach.

What have you got in there?

I dunno, let me look…Ooh, I got a fatal car crash, a spelling bee winner, and an upcoming religious holiday. What d’you got?

It’s painful.

If it looks as though perhaps I didn’t get much sleep last night, that would be correct. I’m hoping to catch up with a nap later. 

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday.

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