Here’s our panel’s reaction to the issue:
- Snarky Garrick: “Until readers directly provide the Strib with enough revenue that advertising isn’t needed, their complaints should go in the recycling bin with the paper itself.”
- Intrigued Garrick: “I doubt either answer will satisfy those that asked.”
- Media Mogul Garrick: “Send me the names and contact info of the people with complaints, I have a few other brands I’d like to expose them to.”
Nope. Didn’t confuse me.
Of all the parties involved, the only person I might sometimes expect hard-question-asking “official journalism” from is…not Amanda Congdon, not ABC News, and not DuPont…but Chuck Olsen himself.
Advertising on the other hand is a completely different topic. I expect it from everyone I’ve listed above and I prefer Chuck’s.