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‘Memphis Rocks,’ but Mid-South publisher’s marketing stinks

‘Memphis Rocks,’ but Mid-South publisher’s marketing stinks

| November 11, 2014 | Reply

In online marketing, there can be a fine line between parody and deceptive advertising. The key is in the presentation.

Stupid spammer tricks: Do people actually fall for this stuff?

Stupid spammer tricks: Do people actually fall for this stuff?

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

The stupidity of some spammers never fails to amaze me. Of course neither does the stupidity of some people who buy into their scams.

Storms batter Kentucky, Tennessee (raw weather video)

Storms batter Kentucky, Tennessee (raw weather video)

| July 28, 2014 | Reply

Summer storms battered the Mid-South yesterday, damaging and destroying homes in Kentucky and Tennessee.

ICYMI: LinkedIn acquired Rapportive (and ruined it)

ICYMI: LinkedIn acquired Rapportive (and ruined it)

| July 27, 2014 | Reply

LinkedIn bought Gmail social CRM add-on Rapportive in 2012 and has been systematically destroying it ever since. On July 31, it gets worse.

Behind the Viewfinder: Mid-South photojournalism blog

Ethics breach disqualifies 2014 World Press Photo entries

| February 14, 2014 | Reply

More than nine percent of 2014 World Press Photo finalists were disqualified for digital manipulation ruled outside the bounds of ethical photojournalism, the New York Times reports.

Final downhold: Trailblazing ex-UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

Final downhold: Trailblazing ex-UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

| July 23, 2013 | Reply

Some have quipped Helen Thomas is probably now landing an exclusive interview with God. I pray my former UPI colleague doesn’t run into any access problems.

Photography tips for shooting NASCAR & other motorsports

Photography tips for shooting NASCAR & other motorsports

| July 4, 2013 | Reply

A roundup of photography tips for shooting NASCAR and other motorsports from experienced professional sports photographers (including me).

Paolopocalypse now? Magnum photographer’s journalistic ethics called into question

Paolopocalypse now? Magnum photographer’s journalistic ethics called into question

| February 25, 2013 | 1 Reply

Paolo Pellegrin’s ham-fisted vision of gun violence in America damages his credibility and calls into question his journalistic ethics.

Ghetto Gourmet: Kentucky food blog

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Kentucky & Tennessee

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Kentucky & Tennessee

| November 27, 2014 | 1 Reply

Looking for someplace to eat on Thanksgiving in Kentucky or Tennessee? Check out this list.

REVIEW: Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder

| August 9, 2013 | Reply

I review Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder ready-to-serve soup (15.5 oz tub).

REVIEW: Kroger Hearty Loaded Baked Potato & Steak soup

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Replies

My review of Kroger Hearty Loaded Baked Potato And Steak Ready To Serve Soup (canned, 18.8 oz).

REVIEW: Kroger Wholesome @ Home Meals in Minutes Cajun Style White Meat Chicken and Chorizo Gumbo

REVIEW: Kroger Wholesome @ Home Meals in Minutes Cajun Style White Meat Chicken and Chorizo Gumbo

| July 12, 2013 | Reply

My review of Kroger’s “Wholesome @ Home Meals in Minutes” store brand Cajun Style White Meat Chicken and Chorizo Gumbo.