Hallandale Beach Blog -A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden. In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Pictured in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A; September 2008 photo by me, South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.
- About Us - Hallandale Beach Blog
- Advertising at Hallandale Beach Blog
- To Contact Me/kontakta mig: HallandaleBeachBlog (at) gmail (dot) com
- Welcome to My World...
- Welcome to My World 2017, pre-July
- Sweden 2017
- Sweden 2016 - Tweets, news stories & videos re Sweden & Swedish people, places & things worth knowing about
Sunday, April 10, 2011
So, did you FINALLY hear about the South Florida-based non-profit that gave their boss a $150k salary boost? Didn't think so...
Probably not, given the sad and pathetic current state of local news reporting in South Florida, both print and electronic, where "stories" about diets, liposuction and women intentionally keeping their hair grey -CBS-4- is what passes for "news" here, to the exclusion of so much else that people WANT to know about.
Well, if you're in that 99.99% demographic of South Florida that doesn't already know what I'm referring to, you will learn some details on Monday or Tuesday.
Right here at your humble blog.
No photos, though -yet.
But I should mention while I have your attention that there's a local South Florida mayor who already knows all about this salary move, as well they should, since they were in a position to say or do something about it beforehand.
How shocked will you be when I tell that the mayor seems to be... well, perfectly fine with it?
Despite the fact that -shocker- volunteers do most of the heavy-lifting, not the salaried staff.
Me, I'm thinking that once you see some of the details laid out for you here for yourself -since there has been ZERO original South Florida-based reporting on this story- some of you out there in the blogosphere who come here fairly regularly might have some questions.
A few questions to say the least!
And those of you who actually call yourself reporters on your business cards -some of which I have in my wallet- might want to consider the larger issue of:
a.) the appropriateness of that kind of a salary move at a non-profit, and,
b.) why your bosses and colleagues -the news editors, producers and news directors- have gone SO FAR out of their way to make sure that this story is NOT REPORTED.
Is it sheer old-fashioned South Florida news media laziness, a longstanding crippling disease hereabouts, or, are they just afraid to offend some well-known people with power, or burn any of the 'reliable sources' they regularly contact to verify other stories for soundness/veracity?
Yes, sometimes the media dog that doesn't -or won't- bark is the real news story.
For more on "Why media dogs don't bark?" see this 2008 post from John Naughton's Online Diary, Memex 1.1:
Topflight Photography view of Hollywood, Hallandale Beach at Ocean Drive/A1A
Hyde brings its signature style to the new Hyde Resort & Residences on the sunny shores of Hollywood, Florida. An oceanfront oasis rising 43 floors over the Atlantic, this stylish retreat is designed for sophisticated travelers seeking an immersive four-star experience. The resort’s 363 beautifully decorated suites have wide private terraces with unobstructed ocean views. �������������������������� ��Equipment�� ��DJI Phantom 3 Advance ��Lens Polar Pro ND4 ��RAW ��Lightroom �������������������������� ��Make sure to check out�� @puntomiami @miami_best_fl @themiamiguide @lifestyle_miami @miamipage �������������������������� ��A special thanks to @marcelosteinmander for the recent feature of my work.
A post shared by Horace Jones (@topflight_photography) on