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by (RSS) Uncategorized | December 20th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

                          Long before daily print newspapers became the endangered species they are today, editorial cartoonists were the canaries in the coal mine. Despite journalism’s proud tradition of provocative cartoons on editorial pages, which proved conclusively that a picture is indeed worth a thousand […]

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by (RSS) Trends and Issues, Uncategorized | December 12th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 10 Comments

                        Our local newspapers last week reported that Nexstar Media Group’s may move to acquire Tribune Media Co. and create the nation’s largest TV conglomerate, moving WREG-TV *Channel 3) from the former ownership group and into the latter one.  It was also reported that […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 28th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 3 Comments

In light of questions to Archie Willis III about whether the transformational South City redevelopment is a “massive gentrification project,” we are reprising the following from April 25, 2016.  Mr. Willis heads ComCap Partners, a partner in the 882-acre South City project, and he is the son of one of Memphis’s legendary leaders, A.W. Willis […]

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by (RSS) Arts and Culture, Livability, Uncategorized | November 21st, 2018 10:24am CDT | 5 Comments

                          Manassas facelift calms traffic and beautifies the Street Manassas Streetscape Celebration Event Details Date & Time: Wednesday, December 5th, 7am-9am Locations: Manassas at Washington, Manassas at Beale, Manassas at Health Sciences Park The Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) hosts a celebration event […]

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Reposted from CNU’s Public Square, https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2018/06/06/congestion-can-be-good-study-reports: By Robert Steuteville Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager and renowned wordsmith, famously said, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” Transportation planners and elected officials have spent trillions of dollars under the assumption that Yogi was right—or to put it in more sophisticated terms, that […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 3rd, 2018 10:53am CDT | No Comments

            By Eric Gottlieb It’s even worse than we thought. The three referendums on the ballot in this election cycle have been widely criticized for being confusingly worded, for being contrary to the 2008 vote in which term limits and Instant Runoff Voting passed overwhelmingly, and for being a politically […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development, Uncategorized | October 31st, 2018 10:20am CDT | 9 Comments

              A version of this post was published in the August/September issue of Inside Memphis Business. It is often the case that important discussions on critical issues break down around personalities rather than policies, and we’ve seen it again with the recent debate about economic development in Memphis and […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 19th, 2018 8:00am CDT | 5 Comments

          Because of the widespread interest in the proposal for nuclear energy being considered by MLGW, as demonstrated in the dozens of comments on our post about this subject, we’re posting the transcript of the October 9, 2018, City Council Committee meeting.  Audio is available at http://memphis.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=6865 Council member Brown: here Council […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 3rd, 2018 8:00am CDT | 7 Comments

              One of our oft-used aphorisms is “every system is perfectly designed to produce the results that it gets.” Memphis is just such a system, and that’s why it’s surprising when the news media and others are stunned when a new study or ranking is released that shows Memphis […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | September 17th, 2018 9:55am CDT | 10 Comments

  Memphis population within its 1970 city limits is 27.4% less – 169,827 people – than it was in 1970. Memphis population within its 1960 city limits is 41.3% less – 209,203 people – than it was in 1960. Population Change within the 1970 City Limits of Memphis                     Population           % Change since 1970             % Change/Decennial […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | September 11th, 2018 8:58am CDT | No Comments

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | August 27th, 2018 8:56am CDT | 16 Comments

              After 35 years, Memphis is on the brink of becoming a city with two daily newspapers again, and while this unexpected newspaper war captures most of the attention, there is much more that is about to happen that is going to shake up the local media landscape. Specifically, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | August 16th, 2018 9:40am CDT | 2 Comments

In support of the 350 newspapers who today are editorializing about the importance of the First Amendment at a time that freedom of the press is under withering attack from the White House.

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              This post is written by David Ciscel, economist emeritus at University of Memphis Fogelman School of Business. By David Ciscel Let’s play a thought game. We spend a lot of time wishing Memphis were more vibrant, faster growing, and more cosmopolitan. But what if economic development is bunk? […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | July 2nd, 2018 1:50pm CDT | 1 Comment

            The filing for Memphis Fourth Estate Inc. was made April 24 with the Tennessee Secretary of State by Memphis attorney Charles Newman. If the corporation’s charter tells us anything, it is that the new digital media outlet, likely to be called dailymemphis.com, is being created in the image of […]

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by (RSS) Data Points, Uncategorized | June 8th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 12 Comments

                This post is written by Jimmie Covington, veteran Memphis reporter with lengthy experience covering governmental, school, and demographic issues. He is a contributing writer with The Best Times, a monthly news magazine for active people 50 and older.   By Jimmie Covington Nashville moved ahead of Memphis in city population […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | June 6th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 7 Comments

              Leadership of The Commercial Appeal last week assured staff members that parent company Gannett had pledged resources sufficient to fend off the challenge of an upstart non-profit media outlet that spirited away three of its most popular staffers before anyone caught wind of its existence. That’s a hopeful […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 21st, 2018 8:30am CDT | 18 Comments

                          A new media outlet for Memphis moved dramatically out of the due diligence process and assertively into the implementation phase with the resignation of three popular Commercial Appeal reporters. The departures of 9:01 columnist Chris Herrington, sports columnist Geoff Calkins, and food […]

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