Daily Archives: December 23, 2013

Retired WCCO-TV (Twin Cities) anchorman Don Shelby writes about a recent “Anchorman 2” screening: “Mort Crim, Bill Kurtis and I slink further down into our seats. We are watching a comedy about our own careers in a business that used to be about finding ways to make us all better informed. But something went haywire. …For the old-time news people watching, ‘Anchorman 2’ is pure tragedy because it is essentially the truth.”

- Mort Crim, Bill Kurtis and Don Shelby

– Mort Crim, Bill Kurtis and Don Shelby at an “Anchorman 2” screening

* A retired Twin Cities anchorman’s take on “Anchorman 2” (
* Crim, Kurtis and Shelby — a combined 150 years of anchoring (@donshelby)
* Couric and Chung recall working in the “Anchorman” environment (

“Some people have questioned the particular photo we used with the story, which depicts the couple kissing under crossed sabers,” writes Fayetteville Observer executive editor Michael Adams. “To those, I respond that no photo tells the story more clearly. The kiss under the sabers is a staple picture from military weddings.”

* Editor’s note: About our coverage of the Fort Bragg ceremony (
* Fort Bragg chapel holds first same-sex ceremony (245 comments) (
* Read comments on the newspaper’s Facebook page (
* Check out the photo on Sunday’s front page (PDF) (

Matthew Collis has a few tips for real estate agents who put out e-newsletters, including this (with my boldface):

“There’s nothing worse than reading an e-newsletter that sounds like a college textbook or a New York Times articlerealtor with long-winded, complex language. Keep the e-newsletter easy to read and understand, and make sure the tone of it reflects your personality; it should sound like you would sound speaking face to face with someone. Use a conversational tone and draw your reader in. Remember, you’re a Realtor, not a reporter.”

* A real estate e-newsletter is worthless without these four elements (

* Aaron Kushner puts the Orange County Register building and adjacent property on the market. The building alone could sell for $20 million to $25 million. (
* Kushner: My newspapers “are not antagonistic or afflicting.” (
* Earlier: Kushner explains his don’t-afflict-the-comfortable stance. (
* Tribune proposal threatens the future of its eight newspapers. (
* What movie critics said about “A Christmas Story” in 1983. (
* ABC News White House correspondent Jon Karl: Truth-seeker or showboater? (
* David Carr: “60 Minutes” correspondents have been more “gee whiz” than “what gives?” lately. (
* Questions for Reuters about the death of a teenaged war photographer. (
* Magazines with Kardashian covers see sales drop (
* Atlantic editor Scott Stossel: I’ve tried everything from drugs to therapy to deal with my anxiety. (
* Politico considers entering more markets. California next? (
* Sharon Waxman: The case of Justine Sacco and reaction to her numskull remark on Twitter horrifies me. (
* Mike Semel replaces Vernon Loeb as Washington Post local editor. (
* Associated Press Sports Editors best-website winners are announced. (
* Gawker Media is losing Beejoli Shah, Camille Dodero, and Max Rivlin-Nadler. (
* Sun-Times Media sells its Joliet paper to Shaw Media. (
* Awkward Family Photos: We have the right to “exploit” anything you send us. (