Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Back to work again. The Labor Day holiday has been restful and relaxing, but I am ready to get back to school.
A few short media items:
-KOAM-TV, Channel 7, is searching for a new evening anchor, according to an ad they placed on a national website. (No, I'm not scanning them looking for jobs, but for items like this.) The station is wanting someone with "great writing skills, experience producing and two years reporting or anchoring in a competitive environment." A college degree is required. I haven't watched Channel 7 enough to know who is leaving, but it seems as if Dowe Quick has been paired with a succession with much younger females over the years. It appears that the male anchor at each of the local TV stations earns the big bucks. That probably accounts for the longevity of anchors such as Quick and Jim Jackson.
-The Carthage Press is advertising for a sports editor. Michael Sudhalter left last month to take a sports position with a Moscow, Idaho, newspaper. The Press ad says whoever gets hired will have a "flexible schedule and assignments" and they will let "you choose the games and features that interest you and develop close ties with the community." You would think they would have this person cover the games and features that interest the readers. This probably means little or no coverage of middle school or JV sports and could mean problems for girls sports depending, of course, on who is hired.
-The Missouri Press Foundation has announced the next inductees into its Hall of Fame and among those will be former Neosho Daily News Publisher Kenneth Cope. Cope, whose son, Randy, is now publisher of the Daily, and a regional manager for Liberty Group Publishing, is now retired after spending his last few years in journalism as one of the top officials in LGP.
The Monett Times reports the Pierce City School District has upped the prices for attending high school sporting events to $4 for adults and $2 for students. This is because of the new conference it is in, the article said. The Diamond R-4 School District and school districts in Jasper, Golden City, Lockwood, and other area schools are also participating. No word whether any of these schools will at least offer discount season tickets. If not, parent with more than one children in athletics, or those who are interested in supporting school activities are going to end up spending hundreds of dollars each month.
I expect to be posting more items tonight.

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