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UPDATE: A busy summer ahead for local media

John Archibald - acnatta/FlickrThings are getting interesting all over Birmingham, AL (particularly in the world of local media) as we enjoy a beautiful spring day.

Kyle Whitmire has shared via Facebook that John Archibald has written a column about the buyouts at The Birmingham News though it hasn’t been published as of yet.

UPDATE: Kyle has decided to post the unpublished column as a note to his Facebook profile. He’s also shared via Twitter that he will be on The Matt Murphy Show tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 7:30 a.m.

UPDATE 2: John Archibald’s column returned to the pages of The Birmingham News on Wednesday morning. It was not the “unpublished” one that has been circulated via social networks and local bloggers, but a follow up to his April 14 column about Alabama oddity.

The News started offering buyouts in November 2008; they were extended in late 2009 and again earlier this year (February).

We’ll keep an eye on what’s going on over there for you. You may also want to check out the recent posts over on Media of Birmingham.

We’ve got a favor to ask of you ourselves; we’ll explain shortly…

Photo: acnatta/Flickr

Now hear this: Matthews vs. Murphy online

It’s currently one of the featured posts over on Birmingham Weekly’s Mixed Media blog – Kyle’s piece about Frank Matthews’ “exchange”with Matt Murphy on Murphy‘s February 8th broadcast resulting from John Archibald’s* blog post on February 7 about Larry Langford’s mayoral campaign’s media dealings. Now you can hear how it went down.

WAPI-AM has posted the audio from this exchange on-air; listen up and let us know what you think:


*Incidentally, I’ll finally get a chance to meet the Birmingham News columnist when he and I join Wade Kwon as panelists at today’s PRSA meeting beginning at 11:45 a.m.