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TV station KJWP fought for five years to get permission to move from Wyoming to Delaware. It finally won the battle last year, in part by pledging to offer community affairs programming for the Wilmington area.tvshows “It looked to us like there was a dearth of locally based news coverage in Delaware,” the station’s attorney said.

It appears that KJWP is still working on its locally produced community affairs shows as it’s now telling the FCC that “Star Trek,” “Wagon Train” and “Rawhide” address “matters of importance to its community of license.”

KJWP Issues/Programs List
First Quarter 2014

KJWP, Wilmington, Delaware, has determined that the following issues are matters of importance to its community of license:

1) International conflicts/civil wars and related arming of combatant parties
2) Prejudice and race relations
3) The place of technology vs. man in society
4) The importance of the rule of law vs. the rule of persons

These issues were addressed in the following programs aired on KJWP. While they were presented in the guise of a fictional show, each program made important points about the issue presented, provided compelling illustrations of the points made, and offered an avenue for further discussion.

Program: Star Trek: “The Omega Glory”
Date: March 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m. Duration: 60 minutes
Issue: International conflict/civil wars/arms
Description: The Enterprise investigates the disappearance of another starship and discovers a planet where the inhabitants are immortal and engaged in a strange parallel of Earth’s Cold War period./CTONIN

Program: Star Trek: “A Private Little War”
Date: February 1, 2014 Time: 9:00 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Issue: International conflict/civil wars/arm
Description: Kirk becomes involved in an arms race when the Klingons equip a native people with superior weapons.

Program: Wagon Train: “Alias Bill Hawks”
Date: March 15, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Issue: Prejudice and race relations
Description: Bill Hawks travels to a desert town to visit an old friend, an Indian who has a ranch there. However, upon arriving on his friend’s property, he discovers that it is under the control of the local townspeople, who are drilling for water, and that his friend is nowhere to be seen. The townspeople are unwilling to give him any information, and in fact display outright hostility towards him, leading Hawks to suspect that his friend may be in danger or even dead.

Program: Rawhide: “Incident of the Shambling Man
Date: March 1, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Issue: Rule of law vs. rule of persons
Description: When a delusional old man attacks the passing drovers, his daughter-in-law enlists Gil and Rowdy’s help with the powerful ex-boxing champ. The marshal, who made the town safe, is now drunk on his own power, enforcing petty rules.

Program: Star Trek: “The Ultimate Computer”
Date: March 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Issue: Place of technology vs. man
Description: Starfleet uses the Enterprise to test a new super-sophisticated computer, but it soon develops a mind of its own

* “There’s little local flavor at this point on KJWP” (delawareonline.com)
* Claim: “Wagon Train” makes important points about race relations (fcc.gov)

— h/t Hunter Walker

-- From the July 7 New Yorker

— From the July 7 New Yorker

Nathan Heller chatted with venture capitalist Tom Perkins – “the fifth husband of the novelist Danielle Steele” – for his “Letter from San Francisco” in the latest issue of The New Yorker. The billionaire wasn’t serious about buying the San Francisco Chronicle. “He found it a funny idea,” Heller tells me.

* Excerpt: The tech industry vs. San Francisco (newyorker.com)
* Chronicle: Perkins’ trickle-down defense of the 1% has huge flaws (sfgate.com)


Several tipsheets were released at last week’s Investigative Reporters & Editors conference. Here’s New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo’s, posted with his permission:

Investigating Powerful Institutions: Inside and Out
(An outsider’s perspective)

Matt Apuzzo

Matt Apuzzo

Matt Apuzzo
The New York Times
matt.apuzzo@nytimes.com
@mattapuzzo

Read: Read everything that’s been written. Do a Nexis search for your organization, going back at least five years. If you’re looking into a large organization – Pfizer, the CIA, General Electric – narrow your search with keywords: Pfizer and sales representatives. CIA and Russia. General Electric and medical devices. Select every story that is even remotely relevant. Sort chronologically. Save it to a PDF. Put it in on all your devices and read it whenever you have a moment – on the subway, before bed, while you’re on hold, while you’re having coffee. As you read, write down all the names you come across. This is the public history of your organization.

Meet: You have your starting list of people. Now think broadly about others who have information that can help you. If you’re covering a company, for instance, you don’t just want the usual suspects – the flacks and the executives. You need to think about the organization as a network of people who have some stake in the company. There lawyers, inside and outside. Worker bees and midlevel managers. Retirees. Shippers. Contractors. Union organizers. Analysts. Politicians. Economic development officials. Whistleblowers. Competitors. Suppliers. Regulators. Lobbyists. Even if you don’t know who these people are, add the job titles to your list of names.

If you’re a beat reporter trying to understand an organization, your Rolodex isn’t close to complete until you’ve got sources throughout this network. If you’re investigating a specific aspect of an organization, you can focus your inquiry more quickly on relevant areas.

Finding people is easier now than ever before. LinkedIn and Facebook graph search are two great places to start. Surprisingly Google Plus is not bad either. Even though nobody uses it, Google has made signing up basically mandatory for any Google user, and many people fill out their profiles./CONTINUES Read More

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* National Geographic seeks a Product Manager, Core Content (linkedin.com)

* Update: “You lost me at ‘matrixed,'” and other comments about this ad (facebook.com)

From Monday’s Philadelphia Daily News piece on ex-editor Zack Stalberg:
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From Tuesday’s Philadelphia Daily News:
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– h/t Josh Cornfield


* How will Steven Levy‘s move to Medium affect Wired? “Magazines like Wired, believe me, do not depend on one person,” he says. (digiday.com)
walsh* Keep in mind when you watch and read this: ESPN executive editor John Walsh (left) “doesn’t tolerate boozy behavior from his employees.” At the Wilshire Hotel restaurant, “witnesses also said Walsh was giving out more than cards. He gave his hotel-room number to a woman at the ex-ESPNers’ table. The woman happened to be [Jay] Mariotti‘s date.” (deadspin.com) | Mariotti: “I’m amused to be part of this story.” (sportstalkflorida.com)
* Bill Keller on The Marshall Project fundraising: “It’s a novel experience to go in and ask people to invest a large sum of their own money in you.” (capitalnewyork.com) | The site launches in the fall. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Jim Brady says the goal of his new site, brother.ly, is “to help Philadelphia become a better city. We want to give people the tools and connections to help make that happen.” (usatoday.com)
* Scrapbooking was a 19th-century solution to media overload. (smithsonianmag.com)
* A warm welcome to new Star Tribune owner Glen Taylor from the paper’s editorial board. (startribune.com)
* The executive editor of Gannett’s Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent is changing careers. Dan Flannery writes in his farewell column: “Many, many days have been great. Some days have been far less than that. No different than your life. (postcrescent.com)
ann* Ann Coulter is one of the world’s most accomplished trolls. (theweek.com)
* The Portland Press Herald is running a serial in 29 chapters – “the kind of project newspapers don’t do anymore,” says its managing editor. Reporter Colin Woodard did more than 250 hours of interviews with about 70 sources. (pressherald.com)
* Salt Lake Tribune’s deal with Deseret News was done to save the Tribune, says Digital First CEO John Paton. “There are no plans to cease publication of the Tribune,” he adds. (deseretnews.com)
* Salt Lake Tribune can no longer afford to run New York Times columnists. (washingtonpost.com)
* Mediabistro takes a tour of Huffington Post’s Washington bureau. (Spotted: Fresh fruit, Doritos, Starbucks coffee and other treats.) (mediabistro.com)
* I loved “The Lazlo Letters,” too. (medium.com)