NY Times is reporting tonight that CBS may outsource some of its reporting to CNN.
This is a big deal. And an indication where media is going. All media are facing cutbacks as people find their information in a wide variety of places – not just newspapers, TV and radio anymore.
As a result operations like CBS will make cuts or business decisions that make sense.
No deal is imminent, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
Starbucks will now serve up an everyday brew. Hmmm, and I thought the lattes I ordered there were of the everyday variety already. This seems a little too marketing driven.
But you can get a free cup tomorrow.
“To celebrate the launch, it will give away free 8-ounce cups of Pike Place Roast — named after its first store in Seattle’s famed public market — at more than 7,000 U.S. stores from 11 to 11:30 a.m.”
Now we’re talking.
Starbucks recently opened a location at Britton and Broadway, diagonally across from the OPUBCO building. I know I spend enough money at the McDonald’s across the street, and I certainly buy my share of Starbucks at any number of their locations.
Seems the everyday variety coffee is a big deal to Starbucks. They embargoed the story on their web site. I doubt they care that word has leaked out.
Here’s more on the coffee:
“Chairman and Chief Executive Howard Schultz touted Pike Place Roast for its bold flavor, smooth finish and “subtle, rich flavors of cocoa and toasted nuts.”
It will be freshly roasted, hand-scooped, freshly ground and brewed in small batches that sit for no longer than 30 minutes. It will be brewed, both regular and decaf, alongside rotating coffees of the week, and sold by the whole bean for $9.95 per pound.”
Apparently this is why Starbucks shut down its stores for a few minutes in February: to train its baristas.
I covered State Fair Speedway for The Oklahoman for two years. Made a lot of friends. Met a lot of race fans and race drivers. Watching racing is one thing, going behind the pit wall is another experience. Good people who are passionate about their craft.
I saw a few really bad wrecks at State Fair Speedway, but nothing like this story.
“A young race car driver severely burned Saturday night in a crash on an Oklahoma City-area track remains in critical condition this morning in a Texas burn center.
The victim, identified as Harli White, 12, of Lindsay, was taken to OU Medical Center after the accident at I-44 Speedway on the southwest side of the city, officials said.
She suffered burns to her back, arms, legs and neck, according to fire officials who were called to the scene.
White was transferred to a burn center in Galveston.”
That’s a terrible situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
The Oklahoman’s Augie Frost interviewed an eye witness this morning from the scene of the drive-by shooting.
A 17-year-old male died early today after he was shot while sitting in front of a house in the 5500 block of S Pennsylvania Avenue, a police spokesman said.
Good video from the scene and a good “in their own words” account. More of The Oklahoman’s reporters are using cameras to relay information from the scene. It also kinda puts the reader/viewer there. Not in a full-blown broadcast HD, wow look at how clear the blades of grass are way. But in a conversation with a neighbor way.
Ok, a quick update from The Oklahoman. Here are a few headlines to get you informed for this Monday.
Police are searching for a man suspected of abducting and raping an Oklahoma City woman. Bryan Dwayne Anderson, 30, is accused of breaking into a 29-year-old woman’s house Sunday morning, forcing her out of the home and taking her to a Midwest City residence where he raped her.
A 17-year-old boy died early today after he was shot while sitting in front of a house in the 5500 block of S Pennsylvania Avenue. Shortly before midnight, witnesses say someone was driving a 2000 gray Ford Mustang by the house and fired several shots at the teenager, striking him. The teenager was taken to a hospital where he died.
In sports, the Sooners held a scrimmage Saturday. You can watch highlights on NewsOKtv and see Bob Stoops uncut as he talks about his team’s play. And how unimpressed he was.
Tonight Memphis plays Kansas for the men’s basketball national championship. CBS TV coverage begins at 8 p.m.
And in weather, mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Easterly winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to about 35 mph. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms today, about a 60 percent chance tonight.