The importance of photo‘s in news stories was something that was drilled into us in journalism school. A great, eye-catching photo draws the readers attention to your story. It also is an important component of the story-telling process as well. Consider the following –
Are any of these really the best photos for telling the story? I’ll assert that in a majority of instances, photo editors go out of their way to find the quintessential unflattering photo of the principal of the story to complement the author’s text.
And news outlets continue to be clueless as to the demise of their business.
The screen shot is from my posting. If you have at least two working neurons and a complete synapse you are well aware of how deceitful and two-faced Facebook is in their approach to this.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Wassail Concert
Saturday, November 26
4:30 – 6 pm
Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion
The season officially begins with the town’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4:30pm to 6pm on Saturday, November 26. Enjoy holiday treats and warm beverages while listening to Christmas carols performed by the talented Rittenhouse Inn Singers in the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. Then, join in the procession as the crowd moves outside to serenade the holiday tree as it is ceremoniously lit for the season.
The Chamber is still in need of donations of holiday treats and goodies for this celebration. If you are able to provide a couple of dozen cookies, bars or other holiday treats, please contact Angie today, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may also drop off your donations at the Pavilion on Saturday
at 4 pm
Conversations not had during the current Presidential election cycle. Voters legal and illegal
Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon during the first televised U.S. presidential debate in 1960. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
and those multiple voters haven’t been having any of the following conversations.
Why isn’t the federal government held to account for their budget as any of the voters are ?
Why are any statists afraid to call the terrorist incidents on U.S. soil what they are?
Are the most recent, and current Secretary of State really the best and brightest we have to fill the position? If not, why are/were they selected for the position?
Healthcare for the citizens of the U.S. is in a free fall from both a financial and service perspective. How or why should we as voters entrust that even more government bureaucracy will correct the boondoggle the ACA has become?
Why do the statists wish to forego our borders in favor of letting anyone come to our country with zero vetting? Have they not been paying attention to Norway, Sweden, Germany, and France?
As I watch the Presidential Debate tonight, I’m reasonably certain, none of the above-mentioned questions will be raised. Rather, it will be more of the same salacious, minutia, which drives these made for TV events.
Why have we returned to the interweb’s of the 80’s and 90’s? I’m of course referring to the propensity of web sites to have auto play video start playing when you go to their site.
What is even worse is that the video more often than not, has nothing to do with the site content. The videos are simply ads. If I wanted to watch TV type ads I’d have cable or satellite thank you very much. This is directly why we don’t have cable or satellite, as there are entirely to many ads.
One of the worst offenders I’ve found is Dailywire.com. Not only do they have the auto play video ads, and they have the same ad playing in two different places on the article page.
Dailywire.com has great content, and yet the video ads are a complete distraction from their content. I know that there are other sites that I’ve gone to who have something similar and yes, it’s just as annoying.
I’m wondering if this is simply a push for ad dollars during the presidential campaign and nothing more. We shall see after November 8th, 2016
Welcome to Wednesday, the day formerly known as “Hump Day,” and thankfully that marketing meme is over. Rain and more fog from last night into this morning, and as I write this, it continues to rain. I went to sleep with the sounds of foghorns on the lake and they were back this morning as well.
Some random thoughts and musings:
Is Flonase a medical treatment or a way to get us to learn math?
I hear ads on iHeart Radio about home phone service. Do people really still have home phones and if so what percentage of the population of the U.S., falls into this category?
Glen Beck continues to repeat a fact that 500,000 pages of new regulations have been added, by the Obama Administration, to the ever growing list of federal regulations. While this seems to be an overabundance, how does this compare to previous administrations at this point of their second term?
I saw, thanks to my friend Duane Lester that McDonalds is now going to be serving breakfast all the time. It’s great to see important headlines and news stories like this move to the forefront of the news cycle. We all need a break from “The Donald,” changing the names of mountains, and there’s certainly no need to be discussing the Iran debacle.
In passing, I am glad to see that Carly Fiorina is to be included in the upcoming Presidential debate. I’m not confident that CNN will be able to bring any substance to their viewing audience, the same as Fox News was unable to do so either. The larger issue here is the fact that the first primary isn’t until February of 2016, so this is, to put it in a sports analogy, all just preseason fluff.
Dinner is cooking away in the crockpot. It’s cool and rainy and so, in went some chicken thigh quarters, onion a variety of spices and some liquid. Covered and set on low, and dinner will be mostly done by later afternoon. I’ll do some rice and some veggies, and we have tonight’s meal and plenty of left over chicken for another couple of meals.
I’ve been posting more photos and some video to Flickr and some of the other social media sites to give folks a look at our world. Please feel free to comment and like or not as the mood strikes you.
Black Lives Matter has been an ongoing meme and news item for the past couple of weeks. I’m wondering just why this has taken hold of peoples conversations and news feeds. As a reasonable person, who can think for themselves, why are we segmenting our population. If we’re all just supposed to get along, why don’t “All Lives Matter?” As I read postings and news items, “All Lives Matter” appears to be as offensive as anything else that comes along these days. Again, as a reasonable thinking human being, don’t all lives matter? Apparently not depending on your upbringing and or political leanings.