Oct 8 2015
06:12 am

As if the Knoxville News Sentinel weren't already on a downward slide to lower mediocrity, journalistic observers are calling the purchase of the once noble news organ by Gannett (The USA Today "McNews" group) a newsroom "Zombie Apocalypse". The worrisome part of this is that one monster corporate group not from Tennessee will now control the news in the three biggest media markets in Tennessee, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. Local news and information will decrease while the USA Today pablum will flourish. We've already seen this in the Tennessean, a once awesome newspaper.

KnoxViews has a discussion going

Best comment heard so far from a friend in the business:

"Gannettt has a history of gutting and grinding decent and fine newspapers down to nubbins of worthlessness"

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.