...everything involving the coliseum and its environs elicits controversy because it is owned by the city.
...we do business with the coliseum, just like every other print publication and most other media in town.
Just like we also do business with the Lawrence Joel in Winston-Salem, the High Point Theatre, the Carolina Theatre, Triad Stage, SECCA and every other arts and entertainment venue that wants access to the smartest and best-informed readers in the Triad. That’s how it works.
None of that has anything to do with our editorial content...
...Currently at issue is an ACC VIP lounge, approved by council last week, to be funded by a grant from Ovations as part of a deal for securing concession rights in the arena.
Some seem to feel that the money should have been used against the $1.8 million or so subsidy afforded the venue by the city.
But we see nothing wrong with using this grant to improve this city-owned facility.
...On this one, Matt Brown got it right, particularly since he was shrewd enough to allay much of the construction costs using tickets as trade. And we’re not saying that because he paid us to do so...
...these improvements are contractually linked to the grant..."
The nature of the business
If a few multinational corporations
own an overwhelming majority of newspapers, magazines, news channels,
radio stations, book publishers and business information sources,
what are the chances of an investigative journalist
publishing a negative story on a sister subsidiary
or on a subsidiary of another company that could retaliate in kind,
or for an author successfully marketing media criticisms?