Salter: Barbour run no longer far-fetched

Sid Salter writes in his March 23 column: “Can a Mississippian win a major American political party’s presidential nomination? Seems we’re about to learn the answer to that question.”

Commercial Dispatch referenced in NYT article

The Commercial Dispatch, which last year unveiled a hybrid online paywall system created by Journalism Online, is referenced in a New York Times article on that newspaper’s new approach to digital subscriptions and payments. The CD is only referred to near the story’s end, but the entire piece is interesting for giving a full overview of the NYT approach and justification.

Barbour press secretary resigns amid email flap

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has accepted the resignation of his press secretary, Dan Turner, just hours after it was reported that the spokesman sent e-mails with off-color jokes about issues ranging from the earthquake in Japan to former attorney general Janet Reno.




Steven Nalley has joined the Starkville Daily News as a staff reporter. He is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama and served as an intern at the Tuscaloosa News. He has also been a contributing writer for the Mississippi State University Extension Service… Also in Starkville, Colleen McCarthy has joined the SDN as a general assignment reporter. A native of Ohio and graduate of the University of Dayton, she was an intern for the Daily News in 2007. Former Delta Democrat Times publisher Rick Thomason has been named editor of the Litchfield County Times in Connecticut.

Salter hosts final radio show

Sid Salter, now Journalist in Residence at Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University, hosted his final show for the Supertalk Mississippi Network Monday, a day after he said farewell to readers of The Clarion-Ledger in a goodbye column specific to the state’s largest newspaper.

It was announced during Monday’s program that Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist and Salter’s colleague at The Clarion-Ledger, will take over the mic for the afternoon talk show.