Live coverage of the vote in the Finger Lakes on Election Night 2019. Join the FingerLakes1.com News Team LIVE in-studio breaking down results, discussing storylines as they develop, and looking at the long-term implications of Tuesday’s elections.
Earlier this month the news and newspaper industry was rocked by the headlines that Gannett and GateHouse would be joining forces in a merger of epic proportions. The $1.4 billion deal clears way for what New Media CEO Mike Reed says will be better, stronger journalism. That said, not everyone takes the merger as a sign of ‘good times’. Rather, some view more merger prospects as a net-negative for news products across the board, and those who work in the industry.
This week on Inside the FLX – the topic of mergers in media, and the future journalists face.
Guests in-studio included Professor Steven Keeler, Director of the School of Media and Arts at Cayuga Community College; Ted Baker, Program Director and Host of Finger Lakes Morning News on Finger Lakes News Radio; and Jim Meaney, Founder and Reporter for the Citizen Journalism outlet Geneva Believer.
When Jim Meaney, founder of The Geneva Believer announced that he would be seeking the nomination to run for Geneva City Council’s Ward 6 seat – there was very little surprise. However, weeks later he ended that campaign, returning to the work that led him to the decision that would be to run for City Council.
Reporting on the City of Geneva.
This week on The Debrief Podcast we discuss that brief campaign with Meaney, and also address a number of important and timely headlines – like the recently confirmed slate of candidates for city council races this fall.