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Chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc. Donates $50k to Lt. Gov....

Courtesy of VPAP...this is certainly interesting. To put this $50k donation to Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax into perspective, note that in 1Q19, Fairfax had...

Lowest Common Denominocracy?

A "news" media phenomenon: bloggers embraced. If you can't impress your audience with journalistic standards, lower them. The Virginian Pilot featured comments from local bloggers for years. Now The Daily Press has them on board. Vivian Paige, Jim Hoeft, and Brian Kirwin are Hampton Roads regulars. Worth every red cent.

The Daily Press is launching a new feature in which two Hampton Roads residents will address local, state and regional issues - and the occasional national issue from a local twist - from a conservative perspective.
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Check back here for their columns, which will run each Wednesday on an alternating basis.  -- The Daily Press

I am reminded of criticism by a favorite economics professor, Dr. John Kuhlman, regarding the Journalism School at Mizzou. "There was a time," he would complain, "when expertise in your field and writing ability made you publishable. Now it takes a gift of gab, casual observations, and a four year English course." Well, Doc, apparently that great educational philosopher Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" is the adjusted accomplishment curve; or maybe Kaplan opened a new Ann Landers School of Journalism offering a borrowed ECPI curriculum: "zero to bachelor's in 2.5 years."

It is not only local media attempting to pander to the potential audience: