City Paper is not for tourists
Our look-back at the weekend starts with the Washington Post‘s look-back at the MLK Jr. riots of 1968. A perfectly fine story, but one that the Post has done so many times, not just on riot anniversaries, but every time a city-in-transition story comes about. I’m sure I’ve read it at least 20 times—always a variation on this: “Gloria Robinson, 55, an office administrator, grew up in Columbia Heights, where a new shopping center and condominium apartments stand on a street devastated by the riots. She is convinced that the promise of rebirth eludes poor and working-class African Americans.”
*Check out the Washingtonian‘s top blog post of last week.
*The latest Department of Public Works newsletter provides tips for recycling, plus: Don’t forget that the special springtime hazardous waste throwout day is…..April 26 at the Carter Barron Amphiteater!
*For years, area residents have been sending back the D.C. Examiners that wind up on their lawns. Well, now the paper is fighting back, with sex!
*Not a lot cooking on the Washington Times site, so might as well read about the impact of tax rebates on tourism.
Thanks for checking in. And stay tuned to our blog today! Among other things, there’s big stuff going down in the media world, as the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded. The Post is a shoo-in for one prize, for the series on Walter Reed. But what about the Cheney series? The coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre?