A Look at the Mainstream Behind the Scenes

Many have written in to ask us what goes on behind the scenes with the Courier-Journal and other news outlets in the open records request process. And even more want to know what exactly the former paper of record has done so far in the research process/what they plan to do in the future with the Robert Felner story.

So we thought it’d be interesting to take a look at a few of the ORRs filed by the C-J in the recent past. It sheds light on previous coverage and may give you a glimpse of what the paper plans to do in the future on the Felner story.

07/23/2008 – Chris Kenning requested a copy of the federal search warrant –

“I am seeking a copy of the original search warrant used by the feds to search the CEHD.”

07/29/2008 – Andrew Wolfson requests copies of the Felner emails –

“I was trying to see if you could send me copies of the most recent emails released in the Felner matter. (WHAS last night mentioned there were 15 of them, but only put eight on it’s Web site.)

Never mind that we published them minutes after the WHAS story aired.

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WANTED: You, for Your Slave Labor

Haha so, funny story, we need to hire another creative and capable advertising executive to grow our media sales team.

Could that be you? Would you relish the opportunity to work with some very important and powerful bloggers and politico/media types?

We’re obviously a flourishing media operation with trillions of dedicated readers per day so it’ll be easy for you to sell a highly educated and web-savvy audience to advertisers.

We’ll offer a generous commissioned sales package to start with serious opportunity for growth. You’ll offer a great sense of humor (must be fluent in LOLcat) with real world ability to deliver the goods – AKA you’ll be able to force some old codgers who don’t have a clue how to spend ad dollars to spend their ad dollars on the internets and teevee.

Send your cover letter (yes, it’s required, don’t accidentally “forget” to include it, and MAKE IT FUNNY!), a resume that makes sense and 3-5 strong references to Jake. We promise not to tell your current employer that you’re job shopping.

Remember, kids, it’s all about the $$$$. We have it, you want it. So let’s play together!

Quote of the Day From Molly Bingham

Just re-posting something from last night on Page One.

Molly Bingham and Steve Connors screened their movie Meeting Resistance last evening for Louisville’s Metro Democratic Club.

During the Q&A, Bingham was questioned by Brian Smith about whether or not she would consider moving back to Louisville in order to buy back the Courier-Journal, which her family owned for millions of years.

The crowd roared with applause and yells. (Keep in mind that we’re Democrats– we don’t get excited)

Her response was: “Print media is dead.”