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The New RJ Publisher - Bob Brown
The New RJ Publisher - Bob Brown

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AIR DATE: November 24, 2010

A few weeks ago the owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal decided to shake up the newspaper. They moved aside the publisher and editor who had headed the paper since 1992. The new publisher is former advertising director Bob Brown. He joins us to talk about his plans for the Review-Journal and the community responsibilities of the Nevada's largest newspaper.

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Bob Brown, Publisher, LVRJ
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    COMMENTS:
    I would like to see a fact checker hired. So I would know the information presented is checked and not someone opion. Also, I would like to see fair and balanced reporting not just one sided like the outrage between the Senetor and one of the lower staff at the Review-Journal.
    David EatonDec 8, 2010 11:58:31 AM
    I moved to Las Vegas in 1975 from Missouri. While I advise people I am from Las Vegas, I still retain some Missouri values. Bob in his interview essentially said that he will make the RJ responsive to the community  it is about actions. So, from a Nevadan with some Missouri values, I say: Show Me!
    Kirk D. KaplanDec 8, 2010 11:57:10 AM
    Three areas I'd like to see improved: 1. The business section is inadequate. Four pages of content most days, with a majority of it from wire services. There are many areas from commercial, residential, casinos, industrial that could be reported on that are not. 2. The paper never reports/reviews on the quality of restaurants that are on the Strip. Las Vegas has become a world class dining destination but you'd never know if from reading the RJ. 3. The RJ's online site ranks among the bottom of the barrel when it comes to newspapers. It's breaking news is often hours and days late and the design and layout is rudimentary. Hate to say it, but the best part of the RJ is the Las Vegas Sun delivered inside. Just because you are the biggest paper, doesn't mean you are the best. Good luck Mr. Brown.
    NicholasDec 7, 2010 09:49:57 AM
    The RJ is a disgrace to the community. Blatantly racist, inept inaccurate reporting. As a lawyer I find the comments about Righthaven to be 'specious' and condescending. I dumped this paper in the 90's and nothing said today has changed my opinion.
    D. HooksDec 7, 2010 09:44:42 AM
    I have been a subscriber since 1976. The editorial bias leading up to this last election was truly disgusting to me. The Dump Harry Reid message seemed like a personal vendetta launched by one individual, not something that should be aired in a newspaper. I believe the outcome of the senate race should have been a wake-up call to the paper. All that ongoing stream of printed venom failed to carry the day! Maybe Bob Brown's appointment indicates that somebody at the R/J got the message. Congratulations, Mr. Brown. It will be such a relief if the paper becomes balanced!
    Sylvia HardinDec 7, 2010 09:34:16 AM
    Delighted to be rid of the rude and snarky Sherman Fredricks. His vitriol permeated so much of the reporting in the RJ. Hoping to see a fresh and unbiased approach by the RJ in the future.
    sbDec 7, 2010 09:24:18 AM
    how much did the re-election of sen. reid have to do with sherm hitting the road?
    PeterDec 7, 2010 09:22:27 AM
    Keep John Smith. He is the best reporter on your paper. He is the reason I have not stopped your paper. ojbucr hwnogjq
    lancelot davisDec 7, 2010 09:18:08 AM
    I would love to see changes. It doesn't seem to concentrate on the whole community. In the past, the Journal seemed to concentrate and biased on one political view. Hopefully this would be in the works for change? Also, the stories/content are often incorrect or did not give the full story.
    P. S. SivadDec 7, 2010 09:14:28 AM
    What will you do to make sure that the RJ changes from the right-wing anti-Reid publication it has been for almost twenty years to become an even-handed paper that represents the interests of Nevadans and not corporations?
    Jim in HenderonDec 2, 2010 13:53:00 PM
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