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This Week in NEOMG Decision-Making

Many questions remain regarding the decision by Chris Quinn, Vice President of Content for the Northeast Ohio Media Group (NEOMG) to remove the video his outlet took of its endorsement interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich and his two challengers on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This despite his appearance on Friday’s WCPN Sound of Ideas…

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On Chris Quinn’s Assertion That NEOMG Video Takedown Criticism is a “Largely Partisan Kind of Attack”

This morning, I watched the entire Sound of Ideas regional roundup segment on the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s (NEOMG) removal of its gubernatorial endorsement interview with Governor John Kasich and challengers. I’ll be writing about it in detail later but this post is an examination of Chris Quinn’s grossly inaccurate description of those who have…

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If I Were Governor

Erick Trickey joked with me last week that Governor Kasich’s “no mercy” approach to winning his race for re-election couldn’t quite be compared to my approach of not pouring water on a drowning person because the presidency isn’t exactly something I’m going for. We had a friendly back and forth in which I asserted that…

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2015 Political Wish List

Just a start, directed at the state level government: Increase diversity in our state government. Place more women and minorities in more and higher cabinet posts. Keep religion out of our public schools. Open data. Pass open data policies, fund the work that needs to be done to reach the level of open we should…

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NEOMG Finally Publishes Its Explanation, Apology For Chris Quinn’s Video Removal Decision

Cleveland Magazine’s Erick Trickey tweeted this morning: Day after election, PD/NEOMG reader rep addresses missing Kasich video. @jayrosen_nyu @JillMillerZimon @NickCastele http://t.co/26Dg3St1mL — Erick Trickey (@ErickTrickey) November 5, 2014 Read it for yourself, then check out these commentaries. Of the social network variety: Connie Schultz’s Facebook thread with nearly 250 comments Peter Pattakos’s Facebook thread with…

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Have You Hugged a Candidate Today?

Don’t do anything illegal, but do find a way to thank people who run for elected office. Because they’re pretty rare – barely 2% of the population according to the Pew Research Center. Sadly, we learn from the Pew report that of the 2% of Americans who run for office, 75% are men. So that…