Did the Buffalo Diocese Try to ‘Bigfoot’ the Clergy Abuse Story Last Week?

By Richard Lee During the years I served as a deputy communication director in the New Jersey governor’s office, we dealt with more than a fair share of negative stories. Some were complete surprises that came out of the blue and required quick thinking about how best to respond. Occasionally we knew when a tough … Continue reading Did the Buffalo Diocese Try to ‘Bigfoot’ the Clergy Abuse Story Last Week?

The talented journalists at the NYT should give us more than anti-Trump venom

By Michael P. Riccards Sometime ago, the New York Times sent a glossy brochure to its loyal subscribers which was a remarkable and expensive defense of how the newspaper comprises its editions and the various department that it uses.  It is probably a response due to the violent attacks  that President Donald Trump launched on … Continue reading The talented journalists at the NYT should give us more than anti-Trump venom

The GateHouse/Gannett merger: Four things to consider

By Michael Shapiro GateHouse and Gannett are merging, and barring any regulatory hurdles (which is unlikely), will become the largest chain of local newspapers in the United States. The deal has been greeted with a degree of measured trepidation and speculation about what it will mean for local news coverage in communities across the United … Continue reading The GateHouse/Gannett merger: Four things to consider

Hero Killing: Examining America’s Infatuation With Creating And Destroying Its Leaders

August 12, 2019, marks the 15th anniversary of New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey's stunning announcement that he was gay, had been unfaithful to his wife and would resign from office. In the years that followed, numerous public officials have grappled with private issues in the public sphere. In the Hall Institute's 2007 book Reaction … Continue reading Hero Killing: Examining America’s Infatuation With Creating And Destroying Its Leaders