Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl- Journalism 101: It’s the news cycle

Posted April 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm

by Kay Wilson

Just when you thought the American middle class was getting a strong voice in the choosing of our nation’s decisionmakers, I believe the metro news media has robbed us, again.

Donald Trump, the presumed Republican nominee for the president of the United States of America, knows news. The man understands the sound bite, the face and most importantly the news cycle of today. He has built his empire on riding the tide of public sentiment. He knows how to move the message through the populace and even more threatening is he has the money to buy the appropriate news vehicles to move his voice of the moment.

The man and his minions also realize John Doe is fed up with anything that

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    Pumpkin Center Charlie's Girl: An iconic tribute to our ag heritage in jeopardy

    By Kay Wilson

    This week, the Mozingo Advisory Board posed the question that I’ve been asking for some time now. Maryville city leadership gave them an answer.

    “What’s the plan for the white silo with the hotel-conference center development?”

    Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel was quick to say no final decision has been made on the fate of the silo, which has stood through all the 25-plus years overseeing the changes to the Mozingo Lake acreage. The tall structure has

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