Robservations on the media beat:
A personal note: One year ago this week I signed on to the launch of the Vocalo blogs and began what I’d hoped would be a daily conversation about the media. It’s been an exhilarating year, thanks largely to so many thoughtful readers who’ve shared opinions and insights on the issues raised here. My thanks to them — and to you — for making my transition from ex-newspaper columnist to blogger as rewarding as it’s been. While the Vocalo blogs undergo a makeover and move to the redesigned website of Chicago Public Media’s wbez.org, I’ll be on a short break. Barring any media emergencies, see you again in a week or two.
- Shocking a shock jock: Commenting on the ouster of Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels, former-shock-jock-turned-talk-host Mancow Muller told listeners to his Sunday night radio show on WABC-AM in New York about the time he met with Michaels about a possible job.